VAT 69 is a budget blended scotch whisky. The flavour and nosing of the whisky is not so complex. But according to the price range it's more than worth. Image Credits - Google Images Colour- Medium golden. Nosing- crisp, vanilla, oak, honey, spice VAT 69 is a famous old brand of blended whisky, chosen by Sir Ernest Shackleton to accompany him on his Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914 'for medicinal and celebratory purposes', and also famously the favourite whisky of Captain Lewis Nixon of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, immortalised in the book and TV series Band of Brothers.