single malt


Definition of single malt 

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

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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 Edrington, the parent company of popular scotch brands Macallan and Highland Park, has decided to sell off one of its other whisky holdings, Glenturret, which is regarded as the oldest single malt distillery in Scotland. Emily Price, Fortune, "You Can Own Scotland's Oldest Single Malt Distillery," 29 June 2018 Chef, author and TV personality Anthony Bourdain visited Chicago Dec. 1, 2015, to speak at an event for single malt Scotch whisky The Balvenie, as part of a new partnership with the brand. Louisa Chu,, "Chicago chefs remember Anthony Bourdain as 'unique,' 'supportive' and an outspoken industry voice," 8 June 2018 Since opening in 2015, Motor City Gas has crafted 50 different whiskies on site, from bourbon to single malts and ryes, using nearly all Michigan grain. Rene Wisely, Detroit Free Press, "Kybun Joya Shoes, sports collectibles, sushi, whiskey fill downtowns," 9 July 2018 Sugarfina has become well-known for their alcohol-infused and inspired candies like Champagne bears, single malt scotch cordials peach bellini gummies. Staff Reports, Houston Chronicle, "Sweet treat specialist Sugarfina coming to Market Street," 5 July 2018 Image Here’s a new way to cool that shot of single malt, añejo tequila or sipping rum. New York Times, "A Cool Way to Chill Bourbon," 27 June 2018 There will be Scottish food and beer gardens with wine, beer and single malt whisky. Linda Mcintosh,, "Women's club serves up beer, wine at Fair events," 21 June 2018 As a nod to that accolade, Lagavulin, on the occasion of its bicentennial in 2016, reintroduced an eight-year-old single malt. Liza Weisstuch, New York Times, "The Whisky Chronicles," 23 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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