How does a malt whiskey differ from a grain whiskey?

For starters, the most prominent and discernible difference between the two is that Malt Whisky can only be distilled from malted barley. Grain Whisky on the other hand can be distilled from any type of grain, whether it is unmalted barley, wheat, corn and rye.

What is the difference between single grain and single malt whiskey?

Single grain whiskies also differ from single malts in how they are distilled. Single malts are distilled using traditional pot stills, while single grains are distilled in column stills (or Coffey stills). Pot stills operate on a batch by batch basis and are used primarily for creating a flavourful product.

What is malted grain whiskey?

Malt whisky is whisky made from a fermented mash consisting primarily of malted barley. If the product is made exclusively at a single distillery (along with other restrictions), it is typically called a single malt whisky.

Is bourbon a grain whisky?

Bourbon is made from a grain mash that contains at least 51% corn, while Scotch whiskeys are typically made from malted grains (1, 2). These differences give bourbon and Scotch slightly different taste profiles. Bourbon tends to be sweeter, while Scotch tends to have a more intense smokiness.

What is the best grain whiskey?

The Top Single Grain Whiskies from Around the World

  • 8 Glendalough Double Barrel Single Grain.
  • 7 Method and Madness Single Grain Finished in Virgin Spanish Oak Casks.
  • 6 Loch Lomond Single Grain.
  • 5 Girvan No.
  • 4 Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky.
  • 3 Haig Club Single Grain.
  • 2 Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky.
  • 1 Teeling Single Grain Whiskey.

Is Jack Daniels a malt whiskey?

As a consequence, Jack Daniels is not a single malt, as the process involves using at least 51 percent corn, as well as a mixture of wheat and barley. Jack Daniels uses charcoal mellowing, which is a process whereby the whisky is drained through 10 feet of maple sugar charcoal.

What grain is Scotch whiskey?

Barley is mostly used for Scotch — distinguished by whisky without an “e” in its name. Barley whisky is malted and often dried with peat, which adds a smoky earthiness to its character.

What whiskey is smoothest?

What are the Smoothest Whiskeys?

  • Scotch Whisky. Laphroaig 10 Year Old is considered by many to be “Best Single Malt Whisky in the World.” It has a smokey-smooth taste, without being too overpowering.
  • American Bourbon Whiskey. American Bourbon is not as simple as you might think.
  • Canadian Whisky.
  • Irish Whiskey.

What does it mean when a whiskey is blended?

Informally, a blend is a mixture—in this case, a mixture of two or more whiskies that are bottled and sold as one whisky. Formally, however, a blended whisky is a product that contains a mix of barrel-aged malt and grain whiskies.