SINGLE POT STILL WHISKEY
A Single Distillery using 30% Malted and 30% Unmalted Barley
A sensationally-textured spirit, Single Pot Still Whiskey is delectably crisp on the tongue with a satiny smoothness lingering in every sip.
% MALTED BARLEY
% UNMALTED BARLEY
Single Pot Still Whisky is made from One 'Single' Distillery
Much like the Single Malt, the word ‘single’ in the name of the brew refers to the single distillery while Pot Still is the distillation mechanism behind the brew. Born in Ireland, Single Pot Still Whiskey is also popular as ‘Pure Pot Whiskey’, ‘Irish Style Pot Still Whiskey’ or ‘Pot Still Whiskey’.
Single Pot Still Whiskey is made from 'Malted' and 'Unmalted' Barley
Unlike in a Single Malt, Single Pot Still uses Malted and Unmalted Barley in a pot still distillation. It was originally made by brewers to evade taxes on malted barley.
The mash typically contains 30% each of Malted and Unmalted Barley in addition to 5% of Unmalted Cereals such as Rye or Oats. According to Irish brewing traditions, a Single Pot Still is distilled twice or thrice.
Single Pot Still Whiskey Flavour Profiles
The exceptionally palatable taste of Single Pot Still comes from the 300-year-old tradition of mashing Malted and Unmated Barely as well as aging for 3+ years in wooden casks. It is famous in flavours such as Vanilla, Fruity, Spicy, Pineapple, Floral, Mango, Nutty, Cinnamon and Dried Fruits with a dash of tang.
Single Pot Still Whiskey Varieties
When British Taxes were imposed on Irish distillers in 1785, the Single Pot Still manufacturing was cut down to one distillery, the New Middleton Distillery. Before the taxes, Irish Style Pure Pot Still whiskey comprised of 80% of whiskey sales around the world. In fact, Single Pot Still spirit currently selling comes from the same Irish Pot Still Whiskey Manufacturer, Middleton.
Powers, Middleton, Method & Madness, Redbreast and Green Spot are the handful of survivors brewing the rich old Irish style of pot still whiskey currently in the world.