Derby Spirits – a Guide to Buying Whisky
Scotch whisky has this complex appeal but when it comes to taste, it can be a bit intimidating. 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 mostly used by American and Irish distilleries while Whisky is normally used by Japanese, Canadian and Scottish distilleries. There is a strict implementation of producing scotch that it only should be made from malted barley or other grain that could be added in distillery in Scotland. Basically, the term Scotch actually refers to a whisky that’s made from Scotland.
There are 3 major kinds of Derby Spirits scotch that you can buy which include the blended, single grain and 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. Blended scotch on the other hand is the combination of 2 or several other 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. Malt scotch normally involves double distillation process despite the fact that some distilleries have introduced more.
Grain scotch follows either continuous or single distillation process. As for the shape and the size of the stills used by distillery, it should be checked very carefully as it has an impact on the final product; some distilleries actually take pains to be able to replicate the original stills to its exact specification when they are adding new ones or replacing the old.
Tip number 3. Know the age – by law, scotch has to be aged for a minimum of 3 years and must be made using malted barley, yeast and water; the good thing is that leading distilleries like Derby Spirits are strict in its operation and make it a point that they follow the regulations. This way, you can be sure that you are getting the best blends from every sip in your glass.
In the label of the bottled whisky, you will see its age which is commonly done by Derby Spirits and several other distilleries.