single malt


Definition of single malt

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

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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 Balvinie Single Malt Scotch Scottish whiskey distillery Balvinie’s 50-year-old single malt is one of the most expensive bottled whiskies in the world, at a jaw-dropping $37,000. WSJ, "Creative Director Magnus Berger’s Holiday Gift Guide: Fine Design," 18 Dec. 2018 This gives blenders leeway to adjust to gaps in inventory but there’s a chance younger single malts may be sold. Fox News, "Things you didn't know about whiskey," 14 Mar. 2016 With a brand-new partnership with The Balvenie single malt Scotch whiskey and a major food hall set to open in New York City within the next few years, who better to talk shop with than the food-world icon? Kristen Bateman, Harper's BAZAAR, "#ChicEats: Drinking Whiskey with Anthony Bourdain," 12 Oct. 2015 But a single malt has, in theory, a distinctive profile linked to its place of origin. Chloe Schama, Vogue, "Demystifying Single Malt Scotch," 21 Nov. 2018 Here’s a new way to cool that shot of single malt, añejo tequila or sipping rum. Florence Fabricant, The Seattle Times, "8 great kitchen tools you didn’t know you needed," 29 Aug. 2018 Finished in a combination of sherry casks, American white oak, and Japanese Mizunara oak, this single malt has earned a cult following among brown spirits fans. Dan Q. Dao, GQ, "Japanese Whisky: A Guide for the Thirsty and Curious," 2 Apr. 2018

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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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