single malt


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The addition of a standalone innovation facility means that the Lighthouse can operate entirely of its own accord, enabling experimental work to continue unhindered, while the main distillery remains dedicated to the brand's core products, such as Glenmorangie's signature single malt. Rachel King, Fortune, 11 Sep. 2021 This slightly-wider Americana Collection by The Spirit Co includes many of the selections from their bourbon collection, above, but with a wider array of ryes as well as some true surprises including one of our favorites, Balcones's Texas single malt. Christopher Michel, Country Living, 6 Oct. 2022 Tasting single malt involves a combination of sensations, including the nose, palate, mouthfeel and finish. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 24 Feb. 2023 As the night’s soundtrack played on, guests sauntered among the trees holding custom cocktails such as the Orchard Martini, a combination of the Singleton of Glendullan 18-year-old single malt Scotch whisky with orange cordial and citrus, and lounged in mudda chairs and handwoven charpais. New York Times, 6 Apr. 2022 Westland Whiskey, Solum Edition 1, a pioneer of the American single malt category, took the Best American Single malt honors. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 9 Feb. 2023 Japanese whisky production is based on the Scottish model, with both blended and single malt options, and is a relative newcomer to the world. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 2 Feb. 2023 For example, this single malt bottling; the first legal whiskey to be produced in Colorado. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 30 Nov. 2022 Instead of combining grain whiskey with another style, this is a blend of pot still and single malt whiskey. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 24 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of single malt was in 1968

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“Single malt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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