The term "single malt whiskey" refers to a whiskey that is produced by a single distillery using a single malted grain, which is typically barley. They are produced in Japan, Ireland, America, Canada and other countries. It is becoming more popular. There is global increase in single malt salt sales. All whisky is made from cereal that is fermented, distilled, and aged. Bourbon is primarily made from corn, but in the case of malt whisky, the cereal used is barley.
What Is Single Malt Whiskey Made From?
Word single is confusing part of single malt whiskey. It doesn’t represent that single malt whiskey came from a single barrel. The raw barley grains are malted by soaking them in water to start the germination process, then heat is applied to stop the grain from sprouting completely. This makes them susceptible to the fermentation process during which yeast is introduced.
What Does Single Malt Whiskey Taste Like?
Single malt whiskey taste like woody, roasted, oaky, grain alcohol. It may have caramel, vanilla, fruit, or nut notes as well. In the case of scotch, there's also a peaty, smoky nuance.
Scotland's single malt whiskeys are the most famous and should only be made from malted barley. In general, they are produced in the same way, although they do not all taste the same.
Japanese single malts can compete with Scottish ones.
Irish whiskey distillers often offer single malts that are viewed as more refined than the more common blend.
American single malt whiskey is quite influential, and some craft distillers experiment with grains other than barley. You can also find great single malts from Canada, France, New Zealand Germany, India and Taiwan, as well as many other places.
How to Drink Single Malt Whiskey?
Single malt whiskey is reserved for straight drinking, especially at the luxury level, mainly due to the high price. It can be served on the rocks or with a splash of soda or water. However, single malts make great cocktails.
How to best enjoy single malt whisky?
A clean glass is a must.
A 1-ounce pour is a typical serving
Bend the glass coating inward as much as possible. (be careful not to spill any)
As the glass warms in your hand, the aroma starts to come alive, try and identify. If you want to be really adventurous then warm the glass (with whiskey in it) in a hot water bath before moving on to the tasting.
Follow up with one flavor (not the drink), follow the first taste with another and let the whiskey roll down the back of your tongue. Depending on the alcohol content, you may find it tartly
Look at the scent you recognize in the nose. Is it the same?
Add a few drops of fine clean water, swirl the glass and inhale the aroma. Repeat this step until you get a pleasant whiskey water ration, hot not hot Remember that the heat from your hand will help enhance the aroma and flavor.
The finish is that which is beyond
As time goes on, the alcohol will dissipate from the whiskey that coated the sides of your glass in Step
During your tasting, this dry aroma may have contributed another layer of flavor to your taste experience.