4 Things To Love About Single Malt Whiskey
Single Malt Whiskey is probably the second most popular form of whiskey on the market. Single malt whiskey may sound complex, but it is simply malt whisky from a single distillery. Single malts are typically associated with single malt Scotch, though they are also produced in various other countries (like Ireland)! So here are four things to love about Single Malt…VIew Our Range
Single Malt WHiskey
There is totally a degree of snobbery when it comes to drinking whiskey! Knowledgeable whiskey fanatics have plenty of preconceived notions about which whiskey is superior, while casual drinkers may not be aware of the difference between each type of whiskey. While Blended Whiskey may be the most internationally recognizable type of whiskey, Single Malt is quickly becoming the most popular type of Whiskey in Ireland.
A single malt whiskey is made from a malted mash, at a single distillery. That means, that the whiskey in a bottle of Single Malt, all has its origins from the same distillery and team. Single Malt is generally made with malted barley in pot stills. The goal of this production process is to achieve very distinctive flavors and nuances that exemplify a single distillery’s style. That is one reason to love Single Malt whiskey, it exemplified the brand’s style!
As a general rule, it’s recommended that you taste your Single Malt Whiskey neat first, and then add a little spring water with your second sip. The water will release the hidden little notes and smells in your Single Malt. When adding water, make sure not to add too much. Combine the whiskey with your water by gently swilling the glass.
At the moment, the single malt Irish whiskey market is overtaken with the likes of Bushmills. Bushmills Irish Whiskey is one of the most recognizable brands in Single Malt Whiskey at the momentT, but as the whiskey renissance in Ireland expands plenty of new brands are branching out with their Single Malt collection. It is one of the fastest growing types of whiskey. As such, the Irishmalts team also loves Dingle Single Malt Core Irish Whiskey for its unique zesty taste.
This brings us to another thing to love about Single Malt Whiskey, which is just how much it is expanding! “It’s no surprise to see continual growth of single malt worldwide, even in Scotland, where they had been long suppressed in favor of the more commercial, generic blends producible in limitless volumes,” Reynier, who formerly helmed Scotland’s Bruichladdich Distillery on Islay, notes. “More affluent consumers are now seeking out more compelling flavors at the expense of dumbed down homogeneity.”