Glengyle Glen Scotia Springbank. For a variety of reasons, some independent brands do not identify which facility distilled the whisky in the bottle. Blended Bottled in bond Single barrel Small batch Straight. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. Royal Society of Chemistry.
Single malts are typically associated with single malt Scotch , though they are also produced in various other countries. Retrieved from https: The wash is heated, boiling off the alcohol, which has a lower boiling point than water; the vapour is collected and cooled to condense it back into a liquid form. Single Malt Scotch whiskies are categorised into the following whisky-producing regions.
The World Whiskey Guide. International trade agreements have the effect of making some provisions of the SWR apply in various other countries as well as in the UK. The production of whisky from malted barley is first mentioned in Scotland in an entry on the Exchequer Rolls: Retrieved 23 March
Single-malt Whiskies of Scotland. Retrieved from https: Typically, each batch of grist is mashed three times or so to extract all the fermentable sugars. If the whisky is not diluted before bottling, it can be labelled as cask strength.
Glengyle Glen Scotia Springbank. Single malts can be bottled by the distillery that produced them or by an independent bottler. Jim Murray's Whisky Bible In other projects Wikimedia Commons. A whisky without an age statement is known as a no age statement NAS whisky, the only guarantee being that all whisky contained in that bottle is at least three years old.
If the whisky is not diluted before bottling, it can be labelled as cask strength. This may, in some cases, be simply to give the independent bottling company the flexibility to purchase from multiple distillers without changing their labels. However, in , Parliament passed an act making commercial distillation much more profitable, while imposing punishments on landowners when unlicensed distilleries were found on their properties. Retrieved 27 May The Highland magistrates, themselves members of the landowning classes, had a lenient attitude to unlicensed distillers - all of whom would be tenants in the local area. Up until this point the process has been quite similar to the production of beer.
Most malt distilleries sell a significant amount of whisky by the cask for blending, and sometimes to private buyers as well. The Daily Telegraph London. The low wines are then pumped into a second still, known as the spirit still , and distilled a second and sometimes a third time. Unchillfiltered whisky will often turn cloudy when stored at cool temperatures or when cool water is added to them, and this is perfectly normal. The method for drying the germinated barley is by heating it with hot air. The heavy taxation during the Napoleonic Wars gave the illicit trade a big advantage, but their product was also considered better quality, commanding a higher price in the Lowlands.
A whisky with an age statement is known as guaranteed age whisky. Quickly, merchants began blending the malt whisky with the grain whisky distilled in the continuous stills, making the first blended Scotch whisky. Scottish regulations require single malts to be distilled in pot stills. A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition.
Many of the independents began as stores and merchants who bought the whisky in bulk and bottled it for individual sales. If the whisky is not diluted before bottling, it can be labelled as cask strength. Retrieved from https: The use of the caramel additive must be disclosed when the whisky is sold in some jurisdictions, although not in Scotland itself. Unchillfiltered, cask-strength whisky is generally regarded as whisky in its purest form.
Retrieved 13 May George Smith was the first person to take out a licence for a distillery under the new law, founding the Glenlivet Distillery in The five Scotch whisky definitions are structured in such a way that the categories are mutually exclusive.
Single malts can be bottled by the distillery that produced them or by an independent bottler. The age statement on a bottle of single malt Scotch is the number of years the whisky spent maturing in casks. Entirely non-smoked non-peated, unpeated malts are made by the Glengoyne Distillery , which only uses hot air for drying. Distillation of whisky has been performed in Scotland and Ireland for centuries.
Views Read Edit View history. As of 23 November , the Scotch Whisky Regulations SWR define and regulate the production, labelling, packaging as well as the advertising of Scotch whisky in the United Kingdom. They may instead identify only the general geographical area of the source, or they simply market the product using their own brand name without identifying their source.
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Some higher-quality grain whisky from a single distillery is bottled as single grain whisky. The blended whisky proved quite successful, less expensive to produce than malt with more flavour and character than grain. Outside of the United States, the most common practice is to reuse casks that previously contained American whiskey , as US law requires several types of distilled spirits to be aged in new oak casks. These changes ushered in the modern era of Scotch production: The extraction is done in a large kettle usually made of stainless steel called a mash tun.