How Single Malt Whisky is made - Cornfield

How Single Malt Whisky is made

A detailed description of Single Malt Whisky production

How is Single Malt Whisky Made? For more than 500 years barley and water have been the basic ingredients for Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Besides their rugged beauty, the Scottish highlands are characterised by vast grain fields, especially during harvest season. Scotland has unique water. Since there is no limestone, the water is very soft. The rainwater flows over hillsides overgrown with heath and through peat meadows, thereby taking up the unique flavour typical for each distillery. 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 water for the pot stills.

How Single Malt Whisky is made - bottles

How is Single Malt Whisky made? The Steps:

Discover each step of the production with our short Articles. Or read about them in more details here.

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 dilute 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.

Let's start with the first step:

First Step: Malting the barley

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