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Grain Whisky is a variety of whisky that is made from grains other than malted barley. Malted Barley dominates Scottish whisky production however across the pond, the majority of whisky is made from Grain whether that be Maize, Corn or Rye among others.
Grain Whisky is becoming more popular in Scotland however with numerous Independent Bottlers such as Berry Brothers and Rudd, Carn Mor, Hunter Laing and Company and Douglas Laing and Company releasing a number of Grain expressions.
The whiskies themselves tend to be lighter and less flavourful than their Single Malt cousins but watch this space, the Grain whiskies are on the up...
Grain Whisky - 70cl / 40%
This whisky shows an exceptional interaction between spirit and wood to produce a mix of toffee, floral and vanilla aromas and flavours with a hint of spice softened by sweet undertones. Warm with a exceptionally smooth finish. Tasting notes courtesy of James Sedgwick Distillery, South Africa.