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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question concerning Scotch Single Malt Whisky, please e-mail to thecelt@scotchdoc.com.

What is a single malt Scotch whisky?
What is "vatted whisky"?
Is older whisky always better whisky?
What is the relationship of "proof" and "percentage of alcohol"?



What is a single malt Scotch whisky?
A single malt Scotch whisky is produced in Scotland, at one distillery, using malted barley, distilled in a pot still and matured in Scotland for a minimum of three years.

What is "vatted whisky"?

A vatted whisky contains two or more single malts blended together and bottled.

Is older whisky always better whisky?
No. A whisky can mature at various ages, depending on several factors such as environment and cask quality. A poor-quality cask can actually ruin a good whisky if it begins to deteriorate. Have you ever heard the tasting descriptor "excessively woody"?

What is the relationship of "proof" and "percentage of alcohol"?
Proof is exactly twice numerically the percentage of alcohol content of a whisky. A 100 proof whisky contains 50 percent alcohol.


 

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