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Single Cask Scotch Whisky
What makes Scotch whisky so unique is the soft water. The water used to make whisky would’ve flown through hillsides, peat meadows and the natural terrain of the Scottish Highlands, giving each whisky distillery their own unique characteristics in taste and smell.
Single cask whiskies are made from malt and matured in a single cask. These casks are not blended with any other casks before being bottled, making them unique and scarce. Depending on the age and type of cask, each cask will produce between 150-700 bottles.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The main ingredients for single malt Scotch whisky are barley and water, a tradition that has been kept for hundreds of years. But don’t let the simplicity of the ingredients fool you, the unique waters of each distillery, distillation process and the cask used to age the whisky gives each cask a unique profile of its own.
For a whisky to fall in to the single malt category, the cask must be distilled at one single distillery using a pot still distillation process and be made from a mash of malted barley. Finally, it must be aged for at least 3 years in an oak cask. Higher quality whiskies can be aged for decades.
Single Grain Scotch Whisky
This style of whisky is distilled using column stills and is made with water and usually malted barley. However, the distillery can use and add grains or cereal such as wheat, corn or rye in order to create that single grain Scotch whisky taste. From the moment these ingredients are added, the whisky can no longer be called single malt.
Adding grains and cereals will give the whisky more spice and sweetness which is why this type of whisky tends to be light bodied and sweet rather than smoky.