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Conventional wisdom about blended Scotch is that it’s an everyday dram that’s engineered for consistency. It’s easy-drinking in terms of flavor and proof, and tends to be priced with an eye toward value.

While that’s true of many, it’s not universal. In fact, a growing number of blended Scotch bottlings are complex and intriguing, and a handful are clearly priced as special-occasion sippers. While consistency still is prized, many blends are produced in limited quantities, yielding just as few hard-to-duplicate bottles as a small-batch single malts.

Many blends are produced in limited quantities, yielding

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