Among alcoholic beverages, whiskey is the most popular strong alcohol, well ahead of vodka, rum and tequila. And within the whiskey family itself, there are many different products. Blend, Single Pot Still, Tennessee Whiskey… The world of whiskey is full of specific terms that are sometimes difficult to understand. But there is a simple and essential difference to remember between “Blend” whiskey and “Single Malt” whiskey. The first is the most common whiskey. It is found mainly in supermarkets as it is a whiskey that is the result of a mixture of “malt whiskeys” with “grain whiskeys”. It is a less expensive alcohol because the cost of producing it is lower. Next to Blend whiskey, we find Single Malt. As its name suggests, it is a malted barley whiskey produced from a single distillery. Here, we rely on the knowledge of a distillery that makes whiskey unique. Scotland is the largest producer of single malt. So much so that the Speyside region has made it its specialty. Single Malt is today the most appreciated whiskey by amateurs. That is why we have chosen 6 Single Malt whiskeys to allow you to discover new flavors and refine your palate.
Lagavulin, Islay Single Malt Scotch 8 years old
An iconic distillery for whiskey lovers with peat, is on the Isle of Islands, in the west of Scotland, where Lagavulin produces its own alcohols. Founded in 1816, the distillery celebrated its 200th anniversary with this single 8-year-old malt whiskey. Since then, the bottle has become a real reference. The younger brother of 16-year-old Lagavulin, has pronounced peat aromas and a light texture.
Whiskey Ardbeg Islay Single Malt 10 years old
Ardbegu is often cited as the most peaty and smoky whiskey, and enjoys a strong reputation among connoisseurs. What distinguishes it from other whiskeys? The intensity and complexity of its smoky taste, but also the strong Celtic heritage. Unfiltered, it is one of the largest character malts in the world.
Japanese Whiskey Hakushu Single Malt
We will never tell you enough, but Japanese whiskey should be considered as seriously as that produced by Scottish distilleries. Right in the heart of the “Japanese Alps” the Hakushu distillery produces its Single Malt whiskey. This bottle is not about age but about an extraordinary assembly work. There we find new malts with old peat in bourbon barrels that bring freshness, a malt more than 18 years old aged in white American oak barrels for its physique and finally a 12 year old peat whiskey that comes brings the side of its smoked. In the end, we find an original whiskey in great detail.
Armorik Classic Single Malt
We are also able to produce very good whiskey in France. The American distillery has just proved it once again with this single malt produced in Brittany. This 100% French whiskey is made from grains of biological origin and water from a granite defect located under the distillery. At the end of aging in bourbon barrels of different ages, we get a fruit whiskey with notes of ripe apples, dried fruits and a touch of anise.
Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch 18 years old
If this drink is one of the most prized Scottish Single Malt whiskeys in the world, it is for the special flavors we find when we taste it. What we notice first are her touches, sweet and bitter, which bring an incomparable balance. They are obtained thanks to its storage for more than 18 years in American white oak barrels. It is the most prized spirit by fans of Scottish malt whiskey.
Scotch whiskey Glen Moray Single Malt
Founded for 120 years in the Speyside region of Scotland, the Glen Moray distillery seduces with a classic and soothing whiskey offering, combined with a well-established tradition in barrel selection and flavor search. The distillery offers a wide range of Single Malt whiskeys, e.g. Sherry Cask finish, Port Cask finish or Peated. The Glen Moray Classic has a merit: it lets you learn about the pleasure of single malt by staying at a very affordable price range.
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