Types of Scotch Whisky
What is Scotch Whiskey?
- Produced at a distillery in Scotland.
- Distilled using a mash of grain(s), yeast and water.
- Aged in oak casks in Scotland for a minimum of three years.
- Bottled in Scotland.
Single Malt Scotch Whiskey
Single malt whiskey is the product of a single Scottish distillery and can contain only malt whiskey of varying ages, casks and alcohol strengths bottled at no less than 40% ABV.
Each Scotch distillery has its own unique flavour profile normally available in a variety of ages and styles.
Single Grain Scotch Whiskey
Single grain whiskey is the product of a single Scottish distillery and can contain grain whiskey of varying ages, casks and alcohol strengths. The grains may include corn or maize or barley or rye in any proportion.
Blended Scotch Whiskey
A mixture of whiskey produced at more than one distillery. Both malt and grain whiskey may be included and the contents may come from a variety of casks and a variety of vintages. Generally the more expensive bottles contain a greater proportion of malt whiskey and a greater proportion of older whiskey. The recipe for each blend is formulated by a skilled Master Blender.