Blended malt Scotch whisky is slightly different from a standard blended whisky. The reason is it includes no grain whisky, it is simply a blend of single malts. Grain whisky is cheap and very easy to produce, for it is distilled in column stills. However, it does not have the same depth and character as malt whisky. Thus blended malts are usually much more characterful than blended whiskies. There are some great Scotch blended malt whiskies. Take the great Compass Box Oak Cross which features whisky from Teaninich as well as a secret whisky from the village of Brora and one from somewhere in Carron.