single malt

noun

: 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 This is an 11-year-old single malt distilled at the Islay distillery that was initially aged in bourbon and sherry casks before being finished for more than eight months in rum barrels sourced from the Caribbean. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 6 May 2024 But WhistlePig has branched out a bit, venturing into single malt whiskey last year with the launch of the Beholden. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 24 Apr. 2024 Around that time, Alibaba opened a chain of supermarkets, selling king crab legs, 30-year-old single malt Scotch whisky and other luxury items. Claire Fu, New York Times, 22 Apr. 2024 Such ambitious pricing might be taken as a benchmark of single malt’s astonishing success. Angus MacKinnon, CNN, 13 Apr. 2024 These days, the news around Bulleit has mostly been about the release of its so-so new American single malt, and the fact that according to Nielsen data the brand’s rye whiskey is the best selling brand in America. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 11 Apr. 2024 This new release comes on the heels of other high-profile single malt whisky-car collaborations between luxury brands, including Bowmore and Aston Martin and Coachbuilt and Rolls-Royce. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 13 Mar. 2024 The core expressions include a 10-year-old single malt and a few vintages that are distilled strictly from barley grown on Islay. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 7 Mar. 2024 However, single malt sales contribute about 35% of profitability by value. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 2 Mar. 2024

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/single%20malt. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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