Originally Posted by blenderm
I think the grain you're talking about is Grain Whisky as Blended Whisky is a mix of Single Malt and Single Grain whiskies. Malt whisky can only be made from malted barley while Grain whisky can be made from any grain but must have a percentage of malted barley added to the mash, it's normally wheat but one still uses some maize although it's more expensive.
that is basically what i was asking. If you read about bourbon, a lot of discussion goes into the different mashbills, and how much rye vs wheat vs corn and barley. I was wondering what these Scottish grain whiskeys were made of, because it seems like most of the discussion goes into just the malt. When i tasted hankey bannister, JW, Chivas, and all those blends, even black bottle, i was able to taste the grain whiskey, and it had a somewhat unpleasant taste to me. So far the only blend i havent tasted it in is Islay Mist 8, although that may just be my palate not being developed enough. So its safe to say that the "grain" whiskys are primarily combinations of malt and wheat, and sometime corn?