Single Malt Whiskey vs. Blended Whiskey
Difference Between Single Malt Whiskey And Blended Whiskey
Now I intend to write a bit about different whiskeys. There are some simple rules for a spirit to be able to categorize them as whiskey.
* The spirits must have been stored at least 3 years in oak barrels.
* It must hold at least one form of alcohol of about 40%
* The drums where the whiskey is stored should not be larger than 700 liters.
* The age of the whiskey should always be specified i.e.how long it has been stored in barrels
* If you mix a 5-year-old and an 8-year-old, it will be a 5-year storage.
Single Malt Whisky
The whiskey is a single malt. What distinguishes a Single Malt from the rest is the manufacturing process. It is more an artisan based industry even if we have industrialized the bit. The process is in four steps: Malting, Mashing, Fermentation and distillation. And then it is stored in oak barrels. This is an expensive procedure but the result is a tasty whiskey.
The whiskey is produced in unmalted grain in large column stills which can make large quantities at a cheap prices.
This is a mixture of Grain Whisky and various kinds of Single Malt Whisky. A cheap blended whiskey Includes tilt mostly Grain and flavored with a small part of single malt. More expensive blended whiskey contains a higher proportion of single malt. The point of a blended whiskey is that it is a cheaper production and that a Famous Grouse always tastes the same. It is the blender that is for a skilled professional who actually smells how the mixture should be for each vintage.
Vatted Malt Whisky
This place has had many different names Blended Single Malt or Pure Malt. A Vatted Malt contains a mixture of different kinds of single malt.
Whiskey is the spelling of the whiskey produced in North America. It is made mainly of corn and cereals such as wheat and barley. This category is a separate science and have some own rules such as how much corn will keep the mash, etc.