Single malt Scotch whisky is made from only one type of malted grain and is only distilled at one particular Scottish distillery. Single malts are traditionally made from variety of barley that has been grown near to the whisky distillery.
Under the Scotch Whisky regulations, a Single Malt Scotch Whisky must be distilled exclusively from locally grown malted barley. It also must be distilled using a copper pot still, and must be aged for a minimum of 3 years in wooden oak casks.
Blended Scotch Whisky was first pioneered back in the 1860's by a Whisky-maker by the name of Andrew Usher from Edinburgh.
He took a grain whisky which was light and flavoursome and combined it with the then rough malt whisky of the day.
Scottish Blended whisky can be produced from a number of Scotch whiskies from a variety of Scottish Whisky distilleries.
Irish whiskey is produced in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, its distilleries are strictly controlled and must adhere to the Irish Whiskey Act of 1980.
There are several types of whiskey currently distilled in Ireland of which most whiskies are distilled three times rather that twice for a Scotch whisky.
Irish whiskies include Single Malt Whiskey, Single Grain Whiskey and Blended Whiskey.
We now stock whiskey from across the globe including India, New Zealand, USA (Tennessee) Canada and Wales. Each has its own style and is produced to its very own unique distillation process.