Did you know that Scotch whisky is always spelled without an “e” ? Most other nations such as United States, Australia and Ireland call their similar spirits Whiskey. I being very bad in spellings found this very interesting decided never to add an “e” when writing to a Scotsman. Simple way to remember the spelling is if it comes from a country without an “e” in its spelling, then its spelt Whisky. (eg Scotland, Japan, Canada).
- Blended Whisky: This is a mix of grain whisky and malt whisky, and makes up the majority of Scotch that is consumed around the world.
- Single Grain Whisky: This is relatively rare and is made from unmalted grains such as corn.
- Blended Malt Whisky: This is also sometimes known as “Vatted Malts” or “Pure Malts” It is made from blends of a number of single malt whiskies from across Scotland.
- Single Malt Whisky: This is made, as the name suggests, from malted barley grains from a single distillery. They’re often sold with age statements (10/12/18 years, etc.), which means that they are a blend of single malts from the same distillery where the youngest whisky used is the age stated on the bottle, unless it is a single cask bottle where the whisky must all be from the same making.