single malt


Definition of single malt

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

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Scotland is famous for its whiskey production, and this distillery happens to produce Prince Charles' favorite single malt. Jaimie Potters, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Newly-Opened Art Hotel Is Your Fast Pass to Vacationing Like a Royal," 15 July 2019 The rotating menu features mostly brown spirits in drinks like the 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, a bottled cocktail of Flor de Cana rum and Laphroig single malt with pumpkin chai and oleo-saccharum (citrusy sugar syrup). Antonio Basada, Condé Nast Traveler, "28 Best Bars in Chicago," 1 Mar. 2018 Rather than focusing on single malt, Port Ellen turned to making whisky used in blends. Emily Price, Fortune, "This Distillery Is Releasing Its Oldest Whisky Yet—36 Years After Closing," 20 July 2019 The distillery has released a single malt whiskey made in collaboration with Sutherland, a professed whiskey aficionado. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, "Chef Justin Sutherland gets his own signature whiskey from Tattersall," 18 June 2019 That all changed in 2014 when Craigellachie began rolling out a series of limited release single malts under its own name, aged 13, 17, and 23 years. Clay Dillow, Fortune, "The 6 Most Interesting New Whiskies You Should Be Drinking Right Now," 15 June 2019 From there, the spirit collection grew to include vodka, botanical spirits, whiskey — single malt, bourbon and rye — and gin. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "'All spirits start as beers': Why Arizona's biggest craft brewer started making whiskey," 18 July 2019 The whiskies resemble the style of smooth Scotch single malts and are not typically peated. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "How to Drink Whiskey: A Complete Guide," 1 Oct. 2018 One option some distillers have chosen is releasing single malts without an age stamp. Fox News, "Things you didn't know about whiskey," 14 Mar. 2016

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1968, in the meaning defined above

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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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