Scotch whisky has a complex appeal but taste-wise, this could be intimidating for uninitiated. If you want to give Derby Spirits whisky a try, then I highly recommend that you read the entire content of this article.
Tip number 1. Kno. your spirit – the truth is, there are 2 popular ways to spell whisky and this can be Whiskey or Whisky. Whiskey is mostly used by American and Irish distilleries while Whisky is normally used by Japanese, Canadian and Scottish distilleries. Scotch is produced strictly from malted barley or any other grains that might be added in distillery in Scotland. As a matter of fact, the term Scotch is referring to whiskies that are made from Scotland.
There are 3 well known types of Derby Spirits scotch that you could buy in the market and these are blended, single grain as well as single malt. As for the single malt or the single grain whiskies, the word single is referring to the distillery and not on the type of grain or malt that is used.
As for malt whiskies, this uses malted barley while the grain whiskies is a combination of grains and malt. In relation to blended scotch however, this is basically the concoction of 2 or more single grain or single malt whiskies.
Tip number 2. Know the brand or distillery – similar to wine, having knowledge of Derby Spirits and other distilleries as well as its special properties are crucial. To give you an example, malting is where water and barley is mixed to start with the process of fermentation and done in-house by handful of distilleries. Malt scotch normally involves double distillation process despite the fact that some distilleries have introduced more.
Grain scotch is following either a continuous or single distillation process. The size and the shape of the stills that are used by distillery can affect the final product while other distilleries take pains in order to replicate the original stills to its precise specifications when replacing old stills or when they want to add new ones.
Tip number 3. Know the age – the law mandated distilleries that the scotch they are about to offer to public should be aged 3 years and must be made from yeast, water and barley which is exactly what you can expect to get from seasoned and top distilleries such as Derby Spirits and others. With this said, you know that for every sip in your glass, you are only getting the best blends.
In the label of the bottled whisky, you will see its age which is commonly done by Derby Spirits and several other distilleries.