Derby Spirits – a Guide to Buying Whisky
Scotch whisky has a complex appeal but taste-wise, this could be intimidating for uninitiated. In this article, I will show you various tips that can help you get started with your journey to appreciating Derby Spirits whisky even more.
Tip number 1. Kno. your spirit – the truth is, there are 2 popular ways to spell whisky and this can be Whiskey or Whisky. Whiskey is what used often by distilleries in US and Ireland while Whisky is what used by the 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. 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. Truth is, the term single used in single malt or single grain whiskies aren’t referring to the kind of grain or malt being used rather, on the distillery.
As for malt whiskies, this uses malted barley while the grain whiskies is a combination of grains and malt. On the other hand, blended scotch is the combination of 2 or other single malt or single grain 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. As a quick example, malting is the process to which water and barley is mixed and so, to start the fermentation process and being done in-house by some distilleries. Normally, malt scotch consists of double distillation process even though some distilleries have introduced more.
Grain scotch follows either continuous or single distillation process. 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 – well by law, scotch should be aged by at least 3 years and ought to be made with malted barley, yeast and water fortunately, Derby Spirits and other leading distilleries are very strict in their operations and see to it that such regulation is met. You can be certain that you’re only getting the best possible blends from every sip into 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.