Life Style: 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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