Blended Whiskey - Use of Neutral Spirits

Use of Neutral Spirits

Neutral spirits, near-neutral spirits and other 'fillers' are usually much cheaper to produce than straight or single malt whiskey, so blends containing them are usually less expensive. Most cocktails and mixed drinks that contain whiskey call for the use of blended whiskey. This is primarily for cost reasons, and secondarily because the complex flavours of higher quality whiskeys would be overshadowed by the mixers.

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