single malt


Definition of single malt

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Whiskey Del Bac is an American single malt distilled in Tucson, Arizona. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, "These Are the Best Spirits and Cocktails to Try This Fall," 24 Oct. 2020 There’s even a take on Voodoo’s famous maple bacon bar, here improved with a single malt Scotch custard and smoked bacon. Michael Russell, oregonlive, "Fills is bringing Berliner-style doughnuts to original Blue Star Donuts space," 9 Oct. 2020 Barr, who isn’t a big drinker, keeps bottles of blended and single malt whiskeys in his office for occasional impromptu, end-of-the-day, decompression get-togethers with his staff. Manuel Roig-franzia, Washington Post, "How President Trump and his attorney general use each other," 15 Sep. 2020 Replacing it in the limited release series is SMASH Experiment Blonde Ale (SMASH is an acronym for single malt and single hop). Dallas News, "Do you bleed orange? Try the Texas Blood IPA from Texas Ale Project," 9 July 2020 The Scotch Whisky Association said last month that exports of single malt to the United States fell 27% in the final quarter of 2019 because of those tariffs. Hanna Ziady, CNN, "American whiskey distillers are down $340 million thanks to Trump's trade wars," 22 June 2020 The chair is holding an empty bottle of single malt whiskey. Ariana Romero,, "Who Died In The Dead To Me Season 2 Finale?," 12 May 2020 My chest of gold this week is a bottle of Craigellachie 13 year single malt scotch, from the Speyside region of Scotland. Paul Daugherty,, "Doc's Morning Line: It's hard to see how MLB, NBA, NFL, CFB, MLS re-open and stay re-opened," 21 May 2020 But all single malt whisky out from the U.K. is now facing a 100% increase on its import price. Brad Japhe,, "In the Face of New, 100% Tariffs, What Spirits to Stock Up On Now," 13 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of single malt

1968, in the meaning defined above

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30 Oct 2020

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“Single malt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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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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