Monday, November 28, 2011

By Definition - Scotch Whisky Categories


Gents, in order to clear up any confusion I may have caused on Saturday Evening here is the list of Scotch Whisky Categories as listed on the Scotch Whisky Association Website:

Single Malt Scotch Whisky:  a Scotch Whisky distilled at a single distillery (i) from water and malted barley without the addition of any other cereals, and (ii) by batch distillation in pot stills.   From 23 November 2012, Single Malt Scotch Whisky must be bottled in Scotland.

Single Grain Scotch Whisky:  a Scotch Whisky distilled at a single distillery (i) from water and malted barley with or without whole grains of other malted or unmalted cereals, and (ii) which does not comply with the definition of Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

Blended Scotch Whisky:  a blend of one or more Single Malt Scotch Whiskies with one or more Single Grain Scotch Whiskies.

Blended Malt Scotch Whisky:  a blend of Single Malt Scotch Whiskies, which have been distilled at more than one distillery.

Blended Grain Scotch Whisky:  a blend of Single Grain Scotch Whiskies, which have been distilled at more than one distillery.

The Baron was right; the term ‘Vatted’ malt is out. Please accept my apologies

The Colonel

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