Derby Spirits – a Guide to Buying Whisky
For the uninitiated, it can be quite intimidating to taste Scotch whisky but once you get used to it, you’ll surely love it. If you want to give Derby Spirits whisky a try, then I highly recommend that you read the entire content of this article.
Tip number 1. Know your spirit – Whiskey or Whisky are basically the two popular ways on how people are spelling whisky. Whiskey is what used often by distilleries in US and Ireland while Whisky is what used by the Japanese, Canadian and Scottish distilleries. Scotch is produced strictly from malted barley or any other grains that might be added in distillery in Scotland. As a matter of fact, the term Scotch is referring to whiskies that are made from Scotland.
There are 3 well known types of Derby Spirits scotch that you could buy in the market and these are blended, single grain as well as single malt. As for the single malt or the single grain whiskies, the word single is referring to the distillery and not on the type of grain or malt that is used.
The malt whiskies make use of malted barley, grain whiskies on the other hand combine malt and grains. In relation to blended scotch however, this is basically the concoction of 2 or more single grain or single malt whiskies.
Tip number 2. Know the brand or distillery – similar to wine, having knowledge of Derby Spirits and other distilleries as well as its special properties are crucial. For example, malting is the point which water and barley is mixed to begin the process of fermentation and executed in-house by several distilleries. Normally, malt scotch consists of double distillation process even though some distilleries have introduced more.
As for the process followed by grain scotch, this is either continuous or single distillation. The size and the shape of the stills that are used by distillery can affect the final product while other distilleries take pains in order to replicate the original stills to its precise specifications when replacing old stills or when they want to add new ones.
Tip number 3. Know the age – the law mandated distilleries that the scotch they are about to offer to public should be aged 3 years and must be made from yeast, water and barley which is exactly what you can expect to get from seasoned and top distilleries such as Derby Spirits and others. You can be certain that you’re only getting the best possible blends from every sip into your glass.
It is a common practice to indicate the age of the whisky on the bottle’s label by Derby Spirits and other distilleries.