J & B Scotch Rare 80 has a smell of faint peat and a little marsh salt air. On the palate sweet, light bodied, very faint peat, cinnamon, more candied sweetness, like a couple of packets of Sugar Twin. Finishing with a little pepper, slight salty tang, a little tingle of the nostrils as the peat disappears very quickly leaving a pepper and sweetness on the palate. This blended scotch flavor disappeared from the palate as quickly as it appeared.
Each time you sip J&B RARE, 42 different whiskies pass your lips. They are carefully blended together to create a subtle, smooth and complex flavor. The delicate balance is what gives J&B RARE its distinctive character. If we took even one whisky away you would taste the difference. The heart of J&B RARE is formed by Speyside Malt Whiskies. They provide the fruity, fresh quality you can taste, and give J&B its light color. Speyside is recognized as the superior area in Scotland for making malt. Added to that are some of the finest grain whiskies Scotland has to offer. They help reveal the individual flavors of the various malts, unveiling the pleasant, smooth character of J&B.