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In a movie, whenever a bottle of the ‘really good stuff’ is called for, it would likely be a bottle of whisky.Probably rare and exorbitantly expensive, and someone will probably remark on its age.Served up in a short tumbler glass with a few ice cubes, it might be downed in one go, prompting a grimace and then perhaps a remark on how fine it was. The term ‘whisky’ can refer to quite a broad range of drinks.(In fact, the spelling of the word itself is a sticking point, depending exactly on where the drink comes from.) At its most general, a whisky is an alcoholic drink made by the distillation of a fermented grain mash.Single malts still maintain their air of superiority, however.Some of this is undoubtedly due to elitism and snobbery—which, we must concede, is an unavoidable aspect of a pastime such as this.Whiskies are not generally taken straight from a cask and bottled (it does happen, but rarely, as a ‘single cask’) but are rather assembled—the technical term is ‘vatted’—from multiple casks from that distillery.
To be clear, a single malt whisky is still a mixture.
This means that the age printed on the label is not the actual age of the whisky—instead, it refers to the minimum age of that particular combination, and in fact could consist of older whiskies.
The ‘good stuff’ is almost invariably a single malt, to be enjoyed neat, or perhaps with a splash of water. If you hear about a bottle of whisky being sold for over a hundred thousand pounds, it would probably be a single malt. They consist of the majority of whisky sales by far (up to 80 or 90 percent, even), and include household names such as Johnnie Walker, Chivas Regal, and Ballantine’s.
The common perception is that these are inferior, attractive only because of their lower price point and usually end up mixed in a cocktail.
This is not necessarily the case, however—after all, blends are made up of single malt and grain whiskies, and would only be as good (and as expensive) as its ingredients.