What is Single Malt whisky?

What you come to mind when you hear Single Malt whisky? Firstly something from history. Distillation of whisky has been performed in Scotland and Ireland for centuries. The first written record of whisky comes from 1405 in Ireland, while the production of whisky from malted barley is first mentioned in Scotland in 1494. However, what is actually Single Malt whisky?  Single malt whisky is a whisky made at one particular distillery from a mash that uses only malted grain, ordinarily barley. There are several types of single malts available from distilleries including single barrel single malts which are the product of a single batch that was stored for three or more years in a single oak barrel. The more common form of Single Malt is a marrying at bottling time of various batches that are mixed or vatted to achieve consistent flavours from one bottling run to the next. For more informations about production look at this video.

Do you like Single Malt whisky? Which brand is your favorite?

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