Single Malt Whisky | Deluxe Whiskies
Whisky (or Whiskey depending on which part of the world it hails from) is one of the world’s leading spirits and is produced in many countries; notably Scotland, Japan, Sweden, Ireland, South Africa and the United States.
There are quite a few different styles of both malt and grain whiskies, which can lead to some confusion on the part of the customer. Both malt and grain whiskies are available as ‘single’ whiskies (the product of one distillery only).
Most whisky is sold as blended whisky (standard blends and Deluxe blends) which can be a mixture of any number of whiskies from different grain and malt distilleries.
A single-malt is probably the most highly prized of all whiskies, particularly those from Scotland. These are produced entirely from malted barley, double distilled and made exclusively at a single one of Scotland’s many working distilleries - they are often aged for a considerable period of time in cask before being released.
Vatted malts are a blend of several single malts from a number of different malt whisky distilleries, generally within a specific geographical location, for example Speyside or Islay.