Easy Drinking

Say goodbye to single-malt snobbery. It's time to toast the arrival of more approachable--and affordable--blended whiskeys. Scotland's Jon, Mark and Robbo's Malt Scotch Whisky blends--the Smokey Peaty One, the Rich Spicy One and the Smooth Sweeter One--are already hits with the 18-to-35-year-old set in Europe. Now American distillers like Phillips Union are hoping to crack open the U.S. market with vanilla- and cherry-flavored blends. Connoisseurs may turn up their noses, but the new Scotches are surprisingly smooth.

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