How Single Malt Whisky Is Made
A Detailed Description of Single Malt Whisky Production
For more than 500 yearsand have been the basic ingredients for Scotch . Beside their rugged beauty, the Scottish highlands are characterised by the vast grain fields, especially during harvest season.
Scotland has unique water. Since there is no limestone, the water is very soft. The rain water flows over hillsides overgrown with heath and through meadows, thereby taking up the unique typical for each . Small, well-protected wells provide the water for the single malt whiskies. But also the big rivers are needed for producing whisky. They provide cooling for the pot stills.
The whisky is comparably easy. You let the barley until the of the grain has become . The malt is then dried and coarsely ground. The sugar is extracted by adding hot water, and the resulting liquid is then left to ferment, producing a without the addition of hops. This beer is then distilled twice in copper pot stills. The spirit is then matured in for at least three years. High-class single malt whiskies are sometimes matured for decades.of
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After reading these pages you might think that single malt whisky is a science in itself. However, enjoying such a whisky is easy. Just let your taste guide you. Drink it neat, or it with soft water if necessary, but never use ice, mineral water or soda water. It would overlay the unique taste of the Scottish national drink.