Pure Pot Head wrote:
The authorities in the United States only recognise the term 'single malt' when referring to whisky made in Scotland.
Are you serious?
This is amazing! What's that all about? Fascinating thread. The American thing has astonished me.
Are there some Singel Malts (as on the label that is) then, that combine malt whiskey from more than one distillery under their ownership or have I picked that up wrong?
Pure Pot Head
"Single" refers to "one" distillery. In the case of "Monkey Shoulder" the three malts used are under the same ownership.
However, to add to the confusion, PPH, you will not that "Springbank" make three distinct malts at the same distillery - Springbank, Longrow and Hazelburn,
...same with Bruichladdich.
Now what, i wonder , would one call a combination of,say, Springbank, Longrow, and Hazelburn? Single? Blended? Triple malt?