Scotch Whisky Types

Although Scotch Whisky is regulated by a strict set of regulations pertaining to its production, there are a number of styles of Scotch whisky on the market today.

Types of Scotch

Single Malt: Single Malt is a whisky that has been made by a single distillery, using only malted barley and water. It will contain no other grains and must be produced and bottled in Scotland.

Single Grain: Not sold very commonly, single grain whisky is generally produced from one grain distillery, using continuous distillation methods, from one single grain.

Blended Whisky: A blended Scotch is whisky made from at least one or more single malt whiskies, aided by the blending of single grain whisky to achieve a desired flavour profile.

Blended Malt: Not very common, a blended malt whisky (otherwise known ads as  vatted malt or pure malt) is a whisky blended from two or more single malt whiskies.

Blended Grain: A blended grain Scotch is similar to that of a blended malt, except it utilizes two or more single grain Scotch whiskeys from at least two separate distilleries. They are then blended together to create a single batch of whisky.