Do you find yourself scratching your head with some of the jargons used in the world of scotch? Well, be confused no more, here is a glossary to help you better understand some common scotch related terms:
Blended whisky - whisky that is made from more than one distillery, and blended with grain whisky to achieve a consistent flavor and appearance.
Dram - an unit of measure of scotch. Technically speaking, a dram is 1/8 of an ounce.
Distillation - a method of separating two different liquids by heating.
Legs - the trails of alcohol left behind on the walls of the glass after the scotch has been swirled around.
Malt whisky - whisky that is made entirely from malted barley.
Maturation - process where the scotch is aged to attain the desired flavors from the wood of the barrel.
Peat - commonly used to describe the smoky flavor of a scotch.
Single malt - malt whisky made from a single distillery.
Vatted malt - a blend of several single malt whiskies from different distilleries.