Three XO Blends (Toronto Whisky Society, Maltbarn, Kensington Wine Market)

I’ve told this story many times, but we’re getting to the end of this particular blip of whiskies, so one more time:

Many years ago someone was at a warehouse, trying whisky. They noticed some old barrels, tasted them, realized they were old Macallan, Glenrothes, Mortlach, and Tamdhu, all of which were no longer wanted because they were underproof. By vatting them together with some young, underdeveloped Glenfarclas for a few years in ex-sherry casks, we ended up with a very interesting series.

For a while now there have been vatted whiskies that have the name XO Blend pop up. These have been one of the easiest ways for people like myself to try whiskies from the 70s, enjoy what can be done with blending, and overall be fun to have.

All fun eventually comes to an end. The last of the Blended Malt XO have hit the market. In…

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