A Double Malt is a double shot of Single Malt
And grain whisky is made from a mixed grain, not just barley, I think... maybe some has no barley... anyway, it's not just barley.
ps.. Have a look around the magazine section and see if there are any articles about it. You can unlock 25 of them...
Try the Whisky Production category - http://www.whiskymag.com/magazine/categ ... ction.html
"Double malt" is not (as far as I'm aware) a genuine term. I believe there are certain companies vatting spirit from two different distilleries from the same region (Islay, Speyside, Highland etc) and calling this "double malt".
Just to expand on Matt's comments a little further, single malt must come from one distillery but can be a vatting of many different casks at that distillery. It will only ever be made from malted barley.
A blend may contain a mixture of single malts from many different distilleries together with grain whiskies.
Hope this helps....
I think the Michael Jackson book "Whisky" might be a great read for you as it will probably answer all your questions (and many more you didn't ask).
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