What’s the difference between Single Malt and Blended Scotch?

Serious Eats:

Consumers and even some bartenders have a misconception that single-malt Scotch is not a blended whisky, but this is a myth. Single-malt scotch is a blend, but it’s a very specific type of blend. In fact, nearly all whiskies on the market today are blends—bourbons, ryes, Tennessees, scotches, etc.—although in this article I’ll focus on Scotch.

This article and its follow up, “The Serious Eats Guide to Single Malt Scotch”, are well written and really interesting examinations and explanations of what Scotch is. It’s an acquired taste but once you acquire it, you’ll enjoy it!



  • http://twitter.com/bbum Bill Bumgarner

    Laguvlin 16 year….  so very very very good.

  • http://borkware.com/ Mark Dalrymple

    Nothin beats Scotch.  The perfect blend of alcohol and feet.

  • http://twitter.com/pipermacbear pipermacbear

    Any Balvenie bottle will do. Highland piper of 22 years weighing in here. I have had a few dram in my time!