Instead, I’d like to quibble about the fact that a Scotch grain
whisky distillery can legally use any grain it wants (like maize,
wheat, etc.) to produce grain whisky - which isn’t very good.
However, that changed when Aeneas Coffey invented an
entirely different type of still in the middle of the nineteenth
century; the patent still a.k.a. Coffey still. Well, actually...
Some sources say that this still type was in fact invented by
Robert Stein in 1826 - but I don’t want to quibble about that.
During the first few centuries since the (alleged) invention of
aqua vitae in Scotland or Ireland, all whisky was made from
malted barley in traditional copper pot stills.
Well, there are a few exceptions that ended up in a decent cask...
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, although they are just that: exceptions
Almost all the best casks are reserved for malt whisky and very few grain whiskies get the time to properly mature.
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Scotch grain whisky distilleries use a continuous distillation
process - as opposed to the batch process used for malts.
For one thing, this means that it’s much easier to scale up
production quickly when the demand for whisky grows.
Another difference between malt and grain whisky is the
ingredients that may be used for the production of the spirit.
The mash of cereals always includes SOME malted barley,
but unmalted cereals like maize and wheat are allowed too.
Only Scotch malt whisky is made from 100% malted barley;
a grain or blended whisky will always contain cheaper grains.
Because other grains are considerably cheaper than malted
barley, it makes economic sense to use those grains instead.
The average blended whisky drinker is not exactly known for
his (or her) refined palate, so it’s more important to be able
to produce whisky cheaply than to use the finest ingredients.
The grain whisky distilleries in Scotland closely resemble big factories and are located primarily in the Lowlands region.
More information about these grain whisky distilleries will be added to this page shortly...