MacArthur’s Blended Scotch Whisky (40%)

MacArthur blended Scotch trademark was developed by J. MacArthur & Co, established in 1877. Trademark disappeared from the market until it was bought by Inver House Distillers. Nowadays it is owned by International Beverage Holdings, who also own Old Pulteney, AnCnoc and Speyburn distilleries and Hankey Bannister blended scotch trademark. MacArthurs is blended from malt whiskies from the above distilleries and grain whisky which is bought outside. 70cl bottle was 13.99€ at Selver. 

Light, almost non-existent nose. A bit syrupy sweetness and grain whiskey. Taste is smooth, rather sweet, quite woody and grainy, not so much malt here. Short, sweet and bitter aftertaste. MacArthurs is a typical cheap market blended whiskey sold on bottom shelf, grain whiskey content is high so it does not have so much malt flavour. Not the worst blended scotch I have tried but very uninteresting anyway, suits only for drinks mixed with coca-cola or ginger ale.


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