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Scotch Whisky in Uvinum's blog

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Top 10 single malt according to the americans

 - The single malt whisky is named after its elaboration in a single distillery, by fermenting malted barley or rye. For the most representative of these drinks, produced in Scotland, the product is distilled at least twice in copper stills, has a minimum alcohol content of 40° and gets aged for at least three years in oak barrels, which capacity can not exceed 700 liters.

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Highlands' Whisky

 TAGS:If you like whisky sure you have heard of the Highlands. This region of Scotland can be proud for having the highest concentration of distilleries together with Speyside. Single malt or blended are the two main types of whisky to be found in this region, although there are other varieties such as blended malt or grain, which however, are not as widespread as the first.

Why Highlands? Highland whisky does not really bring a special kind of features that contribute to homogenize the production. Moreover, whisky connoisseurs, those who are used to taste different brands, origins, vintages, etc. are probably well aware that the designation of origin may be something rather according to geographic criteria than to other characteristics in this particular case.

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Whiskys to celebrate Scotland's National Day

 TAGS:Scotland's National Day in honor of its patron, St. Andrew, is gone and the best way to celebrate it that I can think at this point (and please, do not ask me what time of the day I'm writing this post or you are going to draw some conclusions) is with good local whisky. Let's get a list of perfect Scotch to celebrate, to make a present or to end the day enjoying the relaxation.

For the exquisite ones:

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Speyside whisky

 TAGS:Low clouds, green landscapes and a lot of whiskey. Strathspey region of Scotland has the highest concentration of whisky distilleries around the country. That is the reason why this region is a model for single malt and it is also the area of origin of 2 heavyweights of the distillates of this cereal, Glenfiddich and The Glenlivet.

The best of the Highlands for the best whisky that even has its own name: Speyside Whisky, as the region where they come from is crossed by the river Spey, a whitewater river that provides them with tasty salmon and worldwide famous whiskies.

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The Blended Scotch Whisky

 TAGS:The Blended Scotch Whisky is the result of combined experience and adventure, savoir faire and risk, but as things done conscientiously always go well today, just over one hundred and fifty years after its origin, this whisky is the standard of Scottish expansion.

This distillate has many more friends than its predecessor, the single malt one, which has been called a snob or too smoky too often, but which also has legions of exquisite followers.