The Smart and Concise Guide to Single Malts

Single Malt Corner Launch at Afraa, Kolkata Single Malt: What exactly is it? Many of you might love single malts, but do you know what exactly is it? So many people tend to confuse between single malts and blended whiskey? Aren?t everything Scotch? Well, no, that is not the case. The key to understanding single malts is that they come from malted grains, and the term single does not really refer to the grain. It refers to the grains obtained from a ?single distillery?. That means, only one distillery can supply with the malted grains for the whiskey to be called ?single malt?. How do I appreciate Single Malts? Well, this is something that depends on your taste buds. Truthfully speaking, drinking single malts is like drinking wine ? you need to really drink a lot to understand it. Typically, you should have the drink neat, at around 12-14 degrees, because that is the perfect temperature for the drink to be served in. Don?t swirl it about like wine. Instead, take a little sip. Keep it in your mouth for a few seconds, then drink, and exhale. You would feel the burst of flavors fill up your senses. How is Single Malt Made? Single malt is made mostly with barley. The key ingredients in making barley-based single malts are nothing more than water, barley and yeast. At first, the barley is malted (soaked and then germinated to form sugars which will then be used with the yeast). Then the grains are dried and mashed into coarse flour. Water is added, and the liquor is extracted from the grain, and then yeast is added to the liquid. After this, the mixture is allowed to ferment. Once fermented, it is then distilled and diluted to some extent. Finally, they are put in oak casks to age. A minimum of three years is required for the malt whiskey to take in the flavors of the barrel, develop, and mature. Generally, sherry or wine casks are used to age the whiskey, which infuses some flavors of those drinks into it. How are Scotch Whiskeys differentiated? There are different parts of Scotland which made whiskey, and mostly the drink is differentiated based on region. Right now, Speyside has the highest number of whiskey distilleries, but some amazing ones are at Campbeltown, Islay, Island, The Highlands and the Lowlands. What are some of the top Single Malt brands to Look Out For? Well, some of the top single malt brands you can check out are Talisker, Cardhu, Isle of Jura, Glenkinchie, The Dalmore, Singleton and many more You can also check out really amazing whiskeys from different parts of Scotland, and taste them to understand these drinks better. The key is to find out the many flavors that go into the drink, and also understand which part of Scotland it comes from, which is perhaps a slightly difficult task, but it is a lot of fun all the same. So, try your luck with Scotch Whiskey, and fall in love with the flavors. And there is a great news of all Single Malt lovers as Afraa welcomes you to indulge in a sensorial journey of Scotland with the classic malt selection. Come on 26th Nov to explore some of the exotic classic malts with mouth watering delicacies.   Address - 7th Floor, Block G, City Centre Mall, Sector 1, Salt Lake, Kolkata

 

Time - 8:30 pm onward. Entry only by invitation. RSVP - 9007335499

The Smart and Concise Guide to Single Malts

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Single Malt Corner Launch at Afraa, Kolkata Single Malt: What exactly is it? Many of you might love single malts, but do you know what exactly is it? So many people tend to confuse between single malts and blended whiskey? Aren?t everything Scotch? Well, no, that is not the case. The key to understanding single malts is that they come from malted grains, and the term single does not really refer to the grain. It refers to the grains obtained from a ?single distillery?. That means, only one distillery can supply with the malted grains for the whiskey to be called ?single malt?. How do I appreciate Single Malts? Well, this is something that depends on your taste buds. Truthfully speaking, drinking single malts is like drinking wine ? you need to really drink a lot to understand it. Typically, you should have the drink neat, at around 12-14 degrees, because that is the perfect temperature for the drink to be served in. Don?t swirl it about like wine. Instead, take a little sip. Keep it in your mouth for a few seconds, then drink, and exhale. You would feel the burst of flavors fill up your senses. How is Single Malt Made? Single malt is made mostly with barley. The key ingredients in making barley-based single malts are nothing more than water, barley and yeast. At first, the barley is malted (soaked and then germinated to form sugars which will then be used with the yeast). Then the grains are dried and mashed into coarse flour. Water is added, and the liquor is extracted from the grain, and then yeast is added to the liquid. After this, the mixture is allowed to ferment. Once fermented, it is then distilled and diluted to some extent. Finally, they are put in oak casks to age. A minimum of three years is required for the malt whiskey to take in the flavors of the barrel, develop, and mature. Generally, sherry or wine casks are used to age the whiskey, which infuses some flavors of those drinks into it. How are Scotch Whiskeys differentiated? There are different parts of Scotland which made whiskey, and mostly the drink is differentiated based on region. Right now, Speyside has the highest number of whiskey distilleries, but some amazing ones are at Campbeltown, Islay, Island, The Highlands and the Lowlands. What are some of the top Single Malt brands to Look Out For? Well, some of the top single malt brands you can check out are Talisker, Cardhu, Isle of Jura, Glenkinchie, The Dalmore, Singleton and many more You can also check out really amazing whiskeys from different parts of Scotland, and taste them to understand these drinks better. The key is to find out the many flavors that go into the drink, and also understand which part of Scotland it comes from, which is perhaps a slightly difficult task, but it is a lot of fun all the same. So, try your luck with Scotch Whiskey, and fall in love with the flavors. And there is a great news of all Single Malt lovers as Afraa welcomes you to indulge in a sensorial journey of Scotland with the classic malt selection. Come on 26th Nov to explore some of the exotic classic malts with mouth watering delicacies.   Address - 7th Floor, Block G, City Centre Mall, Sector 1, Salt Lake, Kolkata

 

Time - 8:30 pm onward. Entry only by invitation. RSVP - 9007335499

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