BLENDED MALT WHISKY
Multiple Distilleries using 100% Malted Barley
A matchless malted elixir that waltzes with a flavoursome spice, Blended Malt Whisky is a cheek-puckering taste improvised on the pure malt.
Blended Malt Whisky is made from 'Multiple' Distilleries
‘Blended’ simply means that all the whiskies used to create a certain flavour profile all comes from multiple distilleries. Simply put; ‘Blended’ means a ‘Multiple Distilleries’ whilst ‘Malt’ refer to the type of grain used in the production process and in the case of Blended Malts ‘Malt’ means it’s made from 100% Malted Barley.
Unlike Blended Whiskey, Blended Malt Whisky is a union of two or more Single Malts from diverse distilleries. Blended Whisky is a blend of both malts, corn and rye whiskies.
Blended Malt Whisky is made from 100% 'Malted' Barley
As Blended Malts combine two different Single Malt Whiskeys, it follows the pot still distillation with 100% Malted Barley. No grain whiskey is added in Blended Malts. Read more on Single Malt Whiskey.
ABV of Blended Malt Whiskey ranges from 40% to 65%based on the manufacturer, so watch out for slow and racy streaks when trying blended malts. Besides the matured oak casks, Blended Malt Whiskey derives its iconic taste from age. It is required to age Blended Malts for a minimum of 3 Years.
Blended Malt Whisky Flavour Profile
Fusion of naturally flavoured pure single malts creates the eye-opening palette with every sip of Blended Malt whisky. Recognizing the basal flavours of Blended Malt is a tad tough as brewers blend even up 50 Single Malts at times.
A special range of flavours often tasted in elite Blended Malts are Spiced Fruit, Smoke, Seaweed, Toffee, Peat, Leather, Dried Fruit, and Vanilla. Did you know you can blend two single malts with a pipette and glass?
Blended Malt Whisky Regions
With Scottish Highlands famed to be the hotspot of superior Blended Malt Whiskey in the world, Blended Malt Scotch Whiskey is a party in a sip. Another superpower in Blended Malts is Taiwan, occupying the largest Blended Malt market. Other benchmarked blended malts to savour the tastes are Japanese, Irish, American, South African, Spanish and Australian.