Double distilled and made from only one grain, Malted Barley (if you didn’t know, that’s where the name comes from). Single Malt Scotch is a real snapshot of where a Whisky comes from.
There are 5 regions of Scotland that produce Single Malt Whisky, and their geography or terroir if you prefer, has a real impact on the resulting liquids. This means that, even though there’s but one grain used to make Single Malt Scotch, it’s a category that has a huge variety. From the Smoky Islay Malts to the more honeyed Speyside Malts, there’s plenty to choose from.
The differences are increased further through a wide selection of different barrels being used for aging, such as previously used Sherry, Port or American Whiskey Barrels.
Delicious as they are, don’t be too precious. These liquids are of course perfect for sipping, but don’t be afraid to mix with them, especially in a Highball or two!