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What is a Blended Malt?

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SINGLE & BLENDED MALT

  • To qualify to being called a Single Malt, a whisky must be produced from 100% malted barley and the spirit produced entirely in a single distillery
  • If the whisky is produced from 100% malted barley but the spirit in the bottle comes from more than one distillery, it is not a single malt and cannot wear the name of the distilleries on the label. Such a whisky used to be called a “Vatted Malt” or “Pure Malt”. In 2009, under the Scotch Whisky Regulations, this was reclassified as a Blended Malt

SCALLYWAG YEAR OF THE OX LIMITED EDITION (48% alcohol) is a Blended Malt made up of Speyside Single Malts including The MacallanMortlachInchgower, and Glenrothes. It is matured 100% in Sherry cask which had been used previously to age Oloroso and Pedro Ximinez Sherries

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Johnnie Walker Green Label (43% alcohol) is another Blended Malt. The blend is composed principally of the combined single malts of Cragganmore and Linkwood of Speyside, Islay’s Caol Ila, and Talisker of Skye

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