So much print space nowadays is given to single malts, it’s about time we redressed the balance and had a word about blends. Also, there is way too much snobbery around single malts. Views persist they are somehow better because they are usually more expensive or rarer. Not necessarily better – just the single expressions of the building blocks that go to make fine blends. Now, in my view there’s no such thing as a bad malt, only personal taste and there are some styles I prefer to others, even within output from the same distillery.