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Scotch’s Dynamic Duo

The Daily Shot! July 16, 2018

As mentioned yesterday, there are two types of Scotch: Single Malt & Single Grain. The terms are a bit misleading and excessive consumption likely involved in the naming rights. To provide an understanding, its best to break down each word individually...

Single: this refers to the Scotch being made at one distillery.

Malt: the Scotch is made from only malted barley and water.

Combining the two...

Single Malt: Scotch is made from only malted barley and water at one distillery.

We’re on a roll now, let’s knock out the second type…

 

Single: this refers to the Scotch being made at one distillery.

 

Grain: the Scotch is made with water, malted barley, and additional grains.

 

Combining the two…

 

Single Grain - Scotch is made with water, malted barley, and additional grains at one distillery.

 

Single Malt and Single Grain are the two building blocks of Scotch and can be used in many combinations to create blends.

 

Hey, but I’ve seen Double Malt Scotch. What about those?! It’s a blend...another case of naming and drinking too much!

 

Don’t muddy the waters. Two types of Scotch damn it!

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