SCOTCH WHISKIES

Single Cask or Single Barrel is a premium class of whisky produced from only water and malted barley at a single distillery. It is batch distilled in a copper pot still and aged in an individual ageing cask or barrel, instead of being created by blending together the contents of various barrels from a single distillery to provide uniformity of color and taste, as is done with Single Malts. The whisky from each barrel is bottled separately, with each bottle bearing the barrel number and in most cases the dates for the beginning and end of ageing. Each barrel is thought to contribute unique characteristics to the finished whisky.

Single Malt is a whisky produced from only water and malted barley at a single distillery and is batch distilled in a copper pot still. There are close to 100 distilleries in Scotland each producing a single malt that is totally unique to the distillery it was distilled in & the casks used for ageing. Multiple whiskies from the single distillery are mixed to produce the consistent colour and flavour.

Blended Scotch Whisky is a blend of one or more single malt Scotch whiskies with one or more Scotch grain whiskies. Created as an alternative to single malt whiskies, which some considered too harsh. Producers combine various malts and grain whiskies to produce a consistent style.