Last edited by LeoDLion; 06-08-2011 at 07:22.
Anyway, not the same as "blend."
All the malt in Black Bottle is from Islay but I reckon the grain component is from the mainland. Black Bottle may use a higher-than-normal proportion of malt but most blends are grain-based and use single malts in small amounts for flavouring.Another blended whisky is Black Bottle. The Islay version is made up of just whiskies from Islay. A little peaty than the Highland version it is worth a try.
Last edited by Megawatt; 06-08-2011 at 10:27.
Also, to clarify what Brisko was saying, Scotch whisky is now divided into three main categories: single malt Scotch, blended malt Scotch, and blended Scotch. My original point was, blended malt Scotch should, if anything, be lumped in with single malt, and not with blended Scotch.
Just to put it here, there are two basic types of Scotch Whisky: single malt and single grain. Then from these two you can mix a combination that will get three kinds of blended Scotch whisky: blended malt scotch (only malt), blended grain (only grain) and blended scotch (both malt and grain).
This is suppose to be coming from the Scotch Whisky Regulations of 2009, quite recent. I have not read on what is the purpose of such grouping. Is it for taxation purposes? Production quota? Or just to make sure whisky bottles are labeled correctly.
Last edited by LeoDLion; 06-08-2011 at 15:32.
I guess it depends on how you want to slice it. I personally think that for the sake of accuracy, blended malt and blended Scotch should not be treated as the same thing. Anyway, suffice to say that we wouldn't be having this discussion if the SWA had just left things alone. Apparently they felt the term "vatted malt" was unappetizing for consumers.