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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 / 59.2%
Bourbon and vanilla sweetness with notes of Demerara sugar and soft spiciness. Lightly spiced banana and vanilla. A delicate finish ensues, introducing mild notes of spice to sweet fudge.
Grain Whisky - 70cl / 55.7%
This is great example of a 21 year old grain whisky from the now sadly closed Port Dundas Distillery in Glasgow. Big and spiced on its candied nose initially- it warms to subtle spice suggestions plus powdered chocolate. The palate is massively sweet- lightly spiced - then mouth-coats in a honey, v…