Islands single malt whiskies
The term ‘single malt scotch’ refers to a whisky that is made entirely from malted barley and distilled in copper pot stills on one distillery site. The malt is usually first dried in a kiln fired by peat, which imparts a characteristic smoky flavour to the whisky. The most famous single malt scotch whiskies come from the Scottish islands of Skye. Single malt scotch whiskies are typically aged for a minimum of 12 years in oak casks before being bottled. Some of the most expensive and sought-after single malt scotch whiskies can be aged for 20 years or more.