single malt


Definition of single malt

: whiskey that is made at one distillery and is not blended with other whiskeys

Examples of single malt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last month, Glenfiddich, a Scotch whisky brand owned by William Grant & Sons, successfully sold, within a matter of seconds, 15 bottles of a rare 46 YO single malt. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 11 Nov. 2021 Just 3,000 bottles were produced of this single malt, which was bottled at cask strength of 52.7 percent ABV. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 10 Nov. 2021 TINCUP Original, which blends a high-rye bourbon with Colorado single malt, gives the cocktail a smoky flavor. Outside Online, 1 Oct. 2021 For Britain, which was part of the EU in 2019 but isn't anymore, the highest-profile export hit in the trade war was single malt Scotch. Harold Maass, The Week, 18 June 2021 Whether mixed with sparkling wine for an Irish Royale or intensely chilled and drizzled over oysters, this light, fresh single malt is a celebration in a bottle. Bushmills, Forbes, 7 Dec. 2021 And while decades later, Macklowe has left the financial world behind—founding former QVC skin-care line vbeauté along the way—what drives her to this day is an unabated enthusiasm for Scotch single malt whiskey. Kat Odell, Vogue, 6 Dec. 2021 Mujen produces three varieties: AI, which is clear and can be drunk neat or mixed; The Original, also clear, and ideal for cocktails; and X, which is aged and has a similar mouthful to single malt. Aleksandra Crapanzano, Bon Appétit, 22 Nov. 2021 The new Double Cask 30 Years Old is billed as an exceptional aged single malt with a rich depth of flavor and complex character. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 5 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of single malt

1968, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jan 2022

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“Single malt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of single malt

: a kind of whiskey that comes from one place and that is not blended with other kinds of whiskey


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