Curious about the difference between Single Malt and Blended Scotch Whiskey? What about Whiskey, Whiskey, Bourbon, Tennessee Whiskey, and Rye? In broader terms, whiskey is distilled from fermented malt made from germinated grains, such as barley or rye, and then dried by heat.
Different Scotch Whiskies
This is a whisky from a single distillery made using only malted barley, water and yeast. Single Malt Scotch Whiskies come from four regions across Scotland: Lowlands, Highlands, Speyside and Islay. The different areas are known for their unique characteristics like fruitiness, freshness, maltiness and smokiness.
The main ingredient of these whiskies is maize, wheat, or both, rather than barley. They can come from a single distillery or be blended from different distilleries across Scotland. Grain whiskies have a lighter, creamy flavor, which make them ideal in whisky blends, where they bring together the flavors of single malts.
A Blended Scotch Whisky is made by mixing together Single Malt Whiskies and Single Grain Whiskies. This creates a broader depth of flavor and allows the flavor and quality of the whisky to stay the same time after time. When a Blended Whisky states its age, this refers to the youngest whisky used in the blend.
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