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. American and Irish distilleries at the same time are using “Whiskey” often while the Japanese, Canadian and Scottish distilleries used “Whisky”. There is a strict implementation of producing scotch that it only should be made from malted barley or other grain that could 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 types of Derby Spirits scotch that are for sale nowadays and these include the single malt, single grain and blended. 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. On the other hand, blended scotch is the combination of 2 or other single malt or single grain 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. As a quick example, malting is the process to which water and barley is mixed and so, to start the fermentation process and being done in-house by some 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 shape and size of stills being used by distillery are known to affect the final product with some distilleries are taking pains in an effort to replicate its original stills to precise specifications when they are replacing old stills or even adding new ones.
Tip number 3. Know the age – well by law, scotch should be aged by at least 3 years and ought to be made with malted barley, yeast and water fortunately, Derby Spirits and other leading distilleries are very strict in their operations and see to it that such regulation is met. This way, you can be sure that you are getting the best blends from every sip in your glass.
In the label of the bottled whisky, you will see its age which is commonly done by Derby Spirits and several other distilleries.