Malt Whisky

What Exactly Is A Single Malt Whisky?
There is nothing as fulfilling as drinking a good whisky. Over the years, the whisky industry has experienced a boom. We have also, in recent years, started hearing about single malt whisky. This whisky is associated with Scotland because this is where it is originally made. At the same time, single malt whisky can be found everywhere in the world.
A lot of people tend to put whisky in different categories and this can be confusing to people that do not know much about whisky. In this post, we are going to explain what single malt whisky is.
As mentioned earlier, single malt whiskey is popularly known as single malt Scotch whisky because it comes from Scotland. However, there are other countries that are producing single malt whisky, which includes America, Italy, India, Japan, Taiwan, and many other countries. This whisky is known to go down well when you’re relaxing with your friends or enjoying your online casino games.
Single
When talking about whiskey, single means that the liquid used to make the whiskey has only been produced at a single distillery. To explain that better, it means that a Glenfiddich Single Malt whiskey can only be produced at the Glenfiddich Distillery. At the same time, it’s very common for the liquid to come from many barrels which would have been blended together. These different barrels can be of different ages. So, the age that you will see on the bottle will only speak of the youngest whisky In the mix. What that means is that if a single malt whisky is 5 years, it means that the youngest whisky is 5 years old, even though the blend may include a liquid that is even older than that.
Malt
Only malted barley should be used as a grain when making single malt whisky. Different types of whiskys use different types of grain and single malt whiskey uses malted barley. This barley can come from any country but you will find that the country in which the liquid is distilled is the one that defines the single malt.
Misconceptions
Now that we have tried to define what a single-malt whisky is and how it’s made, we can clear up the misconception about single malt whisky.
The word ‘single’ in single cask whisky or a single barrel means that it comes from a single distillery. This is the same thing for a single malt whisky. However, when it comes to a single cask or barrel, it only means that the whisky would have come from just a single barrel. That is to say, a single malt whisky can be released with up to a thousand bottles, while at the same time, a single cask or barrel will only have between 200 and 600 bottles. This means that a single cask or barrel will usually be rare and a bit more expensive.
On the other hand, a single grain whisky is also made from just one distillery but at the same time, it can have a mixture of different grains.