A legendary style of spirit, Scotch single malt whisky is known for its tremendous variation, complexity and flavour. In fact, single malt whiskies produced in different parts of Scotland can taste completely unalike. This is due to the country's terroir and the different techniques employed in different regions. Made in both peated and unpeated variants, Scotch single malt whisky is distilled in copper pot-stills from a mix of yeast, water and barley malt. It is then aged in oak casks for a minimum of three years (though often considerably longer) before bottling. The only other ingredients permitted are water to lower the bottling strength and a little flavourless spirit caramel to give the spirit a touch more colour.
Scotch Single Malt Regions
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