Derby Spirits – 3 Tips to Buy Your First Whisky
For the uninitiated, it can be quite intimidating to taste Scotch whisky but once you get used to it, you’ll surely love it. 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. Know your spirit – as a matter of fact, there are 2 very popular ways of spelling whisky and it is either 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. Scotch is produced strictly from malted barley or any other grains that might be added in distillery in Scotland. The truth is, any whisky that is made from Scotland is termed as Scotch.
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. 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.
While the malt whiskies are using malted barley, the grain whiskies are combining both malt and grains. 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. To give you an example, malting is where water and barley is mixed to start with the process of fermentation and done in-house by handful of distilleries. Normally, malt scotch consists of double distillation process even though some distilleries have introduced more.
Grain scotch is following either a continuous or single distillation process. The shape and size of stills being used by distillery are known to affect the final product with some distilleries are taking pains in an effort to replicate its original stills to precise specifications when they are replacing old stills or even adding new ones.
Tip number 3. Know the age – the law mandated distilleries that the scotch they are about to offer to public should be aged 3 years and must be made from yeast, water and barley which is exactly what you can expect to get from seasoned and top distilleries such as Derby Spirits and others. With this said, you know that for every sip in your glass, you are only getting the best blends.
In the label of the bottled whisky, you will see its age which is commonly done by Derby Spirits and several other distilleries.