This very first edition of the ‘Whisky Lexicon’ provides an
alphabetical overview of 650 whisky-related words and phrases.
This edition offers at least a description of a single sentence
for every entry, but over time more paragraphs and pages will
be added to this collection of whisky words.

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You can use the letters above to jump to a page with an
overview of all entries for that letter. The ‘lexicology’ page
should add some further guidance on the use of this section.

Malt Whisky Lexicon

The A page provides more information about whisky words, phrases, brands and distilleries including:
Aberfeldy  |  Aberlour  |  Abhainn Dearg  |  ABV  |  A.D. Rattray  | age statement  |  Ailsa Bay  |  aldehydes
Allt-A-Bhainne  |  analyser  |  angel’s share  |  aqua vitae  |  Ardbeg  |  Ardmore  |  Arran  |  Auchentoshan  |

A

B

C

The B page provides more information about whisky words, phrases, brands and distilleries including:
Bacardi  |  Balblair  |  Balmenach  |  Balvenie  |  barley  |  barrel  |  Ben Nevis  |  Benriach  |  Benrinnes  | 
Benromach  |  bespoke cask  |  BFYB  |  Bladnoch  |  Blair Athol  |  body  |  bonded warehouse  |  butt  |  ...

The C page provides more information about whisky words, phrases, brands and distilleries including:
Caledonian  |  Cameronbridge  |  Campbeltown  |  Caol Ila  |  Caperdonich  |  caramel  |  Cardhu  |
casks  |  cask strength  |  centilitre  |  chill filtration  |  Coleburn  |  column still  |  Convalmore  |  cooper  |  ...

D

The D page provides more information about whisky words, phrases, brands and distilleries including:
Daftmill  |  Dailuaine  |  Dallas Dhu  |  Dalmore  |  Dalwhinnie  |  DCL  |  Deanston  |  decoy product  |
Dewar’s  |  Diageo  |  Douglas Laing  |  dram  |  Drumguish  |  Dufftown  |  dùn  |  dunnage warehouse  |

E

The E page provides more information about whisky words, phrases, brands and distilleries including:
E150A  |  Echlinville  |  Eden Mill  |  Edradour  |  Edinburgh  |  Edrington Group  |  Emperador Inc  |
esters  |  ethanol  |  European Oak  |  evaporation  |  Excise Act  |  Exclusive Malts  |  expression  |  ...

F

The F page provides more information about whisky words, phrases, brands and distilleries including:
Falkirk Distillery Co.feints  |  Ferintosh  |  fermentation  |  Fettercairn  |  feuilette  |  finish  |  finishing  |
Finlaggan  |  Finnieston  |  first-fill cask  |  Fisher Row  |  flight  |  foreshots  |  Fortune Brands  |  ...

G

The G page provides more information about whisky words, phrases, brands and distilleries including:
Germination  |  Girvan  |  Glasgow  |  Glass  |  Glassware  |  Glen  |  Glenallachie  |  Glen Breton  |
Glendronach  |  Glenfarclas  |  Glenfiddich  |  Glenlivet  |  Glenmorangie  |  Golden Promise  |  Grain  |  ...

H

The H page provides more information about whisky words, phrases, brands and distilleries including:
H2H  |  hangover  |  Hart Brothers  |  Hazelburn  |  head  |  head-to-head tasting  |  heads  |  health  |
Highland Park  |  Highlands  |  Hillside  |  hogshead  |  hoop  |  house style  |  Hunter Laing & Co.  |  ...

I

The I page provides more information about whisky words, phrases, brands and distilleries including:
Ian MacLeod  |  IB  |  ice  |  Ileach  |  Imperial  |  Imperial System of Units  |  Inchfad  |  Inchmurrin  |
independent bottler  |  Invergordon  |  Inverleven  |  Irish whiskey  |  Islay  |  Islebrae  |  isopropanol  |  ...

J

The J page provides more information about whisky words, phrases, brands and names including:
J. & A. Mitchell & Co.  |  Jack Wieber  |  James McArthur  |  JBB (Greater Europe)  |
Jean Boyer  |  John Dewar & Sons  |  John Milroy  |  jubilee  |  Jura  |

K

The K page provides more information about whisky words, phrases, brands and distilleries including:
Keepers of the Quaich  |  Kilchoman  |  Kilkerran  |  Killyloch  |  kiln  |  Kinclaith  |  Kingsbarns  |
Kinsbury  |  Kininvie  |  Knockando  |  Knockdhu  |

L

The L page provides more information about whisky words, phrases, brands and distilleries including:
label  |  Ladybank  |  Lagavulin  |  Laphroaig  |  lauter tun  |  Ledaig  |  Linkwood  |  Litre  |  Littlemill  |
Loch Lomond  |  Lochnagar  |  Lomond still  |  Lossie  |  low wines  |  Lowlands  |  lyne arm  |  ...

M

The R page provides more information about whisky words, phrases, brands and distilleries including:
racked warehouse  |  rating  |  re-racking  |  rectifier  |  rectifying head  |  refill cask  |  region  |
Remy Cointreau  |  Rosarie Burn  |  Rosebank  |  Roseisle  |  Royal Brackla  |  rundlet  |  rye  |  ...

N

The M page provides more information about whisky words, phrases, brands and distilleries including:
Macallan  |  MacDuff  |  malt  |  Malt Maniacs  |  malt mileage  |  malt whisky  |  malted barley  |  maltings  |
marrying cask  |  mash tun  |  methanol  |  Midlands  |  Miltonduff  |  Moffat  |  Mortlach  |  mothballing  |  ...

O

The N page provides more information about whisky words, phrases, brands and distilleries including:
NAS  |  neck  |  Nectar, The  |  nephelometer  |  new make spirit  |  no age statement  | 
North British  |  North of Scotland  |  North Port  |  Number One Drinks  |  ...

P

The O page provides more information about whisky words, phrases, brands and distilleries including:
oak  |  OB  |  Oban  |  OBE  |  octave  |  Octomore  |  official bottling  |  Old Bottle Effect  |
Old Fettercairn  |  Old Malt Cask  |  Old Pulteney  |  Old Rhosdhu  |  Optic  |  ounce  |  overproof  |  ...

Q

The P page provides more information about whisky words, phrases, brands and distilleries including:
palate  |  patent still  |  paxarette  |  pearls  |  peat  |  Peerless  |  Penderyn  |  Pernod Ricard  | 
phenols  |  pipe  |  Pittyvaich  |  poiteen  |  Port Charlotte  |  Port Ellen  |  pot still  |  proof  |  puncheon  |  ...

R

The Q page provides more information about whisky words, phrases and brands including:
quadruple distillation  |  quaich  |  quarteau  |  quarter cask  |  quercus  |  Quercus alba  |
Quercus mongolica  |  Quercus petrea  |  Quercus robur  |  Quercus suber  |  ...

S

The S page provides more information about whisky words, phrases, brands and distilleries including:
Saint Magdalene  |  Saladin box  |  Samaroli  |  Scapa  |  score  |  Scotch  |  seasoning  |  Sestante  |
Sherry butt  |  single blend  |  snifter  |  spirit caramel  |  stillman  |  Strathisla  |  Stronachie  |  sulphur  |  ...

T

The T page provides more information about whisky words, phrases, brands and distilleries including:
tails  |  Talisker  |  Tamdhu  |  Tamnavulin  |  Teaninich  |  teaspooning  |  terroir  |  The Whisky Fair  |
toasting  |  Tobermory  |  Tochineal  |  Tomatin  |  Tomintoul  |  triple distillation  |  turbidimeter  |  ...

U

The U page provides more information about whisky words, phrases, brands and distilleries including:
uisge beatha  |  The Ultimate  |  unchillfiltered  |  underproof  |  United Distillers  |
unmalted barley  |  Urquhart Castle  |  Usquaebach  |  uvula  |...

V

The V page provides more information about whisky words, phrases and brands including:
Van Wees  |  vatted malt whisky  |  vatting  |  Venture Whisky  |
vintage  |  Vintage Malt Whisky Company  |  virgin oak  |  Votadini  |  ...

W

The W page provides more information about whisky words, phrases, brands and distilleries including:
warehouse  |  warhead  |  Wash Act  |  washback  |  water  |  wheat  |  whisky area  |  whisky baron  |
whisky fungus  |  whisky region  |  Whyte & Mackay  |  William Grant & Sons  |  WIP  |  wood  |  wort  |  ...

Y

The XYZ page provides more information about whisky words, phrases, brands and distilleries:
Yamazaki  |  year  |  yeast  |  yo  |  Yoichi ...
... Erm... Yeah, those were all the “X/Y/Z” entries I could come up with for this edition.

Ardbeg 30yo 'Very Old'

Version 1.0 of the Lexicon covers 650 whisky words, phrases and brands.
Many entries still have a measly short description of one line, but eventually
each entry should get a page of its own - or at least a few paragraphs with
trivia and more in-depth information.

Check out the sitemap of Malt Madness for an overview of other pages and
site sections that are already “surfable” after the last crash of the website.
For example: the 10 chapters of the Beginner’s Guide have been fully
refurbished and a brand new Whisky Label Inspector has been added.
Meanwhile, the interactive whisky map still works - but needs an update. 

I’m also adding more and more fresh distillery profiles to the DD section.
The idea is to work through the old profiles more or less alphabetically.
Recent additions include a section about the Scotch whisky regions and
another one about grain whisky - Scotland’s dirty little secret of sorts.
 
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