Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Commonly used terms in Scotch

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. 

51 comments:

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  2. I just go to the shop and buy the cheapest vodka there is :S
    Maybe after I start earning some money I can buy the good stuff.


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  3. dude how do i find out why i was band from bb.com. iWantAesthetics, Skeptical_Hippo, peterloveslubey and Crease1234 were banned too. I dont know why

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  4. Just started to get into scotches. Looking forward to entries on favorite brands or specifically favorite for the price, money is a little lacking for some of us :/

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  5. this makes things a lot more easier. thanks.

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  6. nothing like a single malt with a nice cigar

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  7. Damn actually learned something!

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  8. yay alphabetical order!! :D


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  9. What's the best glass to drink whiskey out of?

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  10. I would like some good Dram for tonight :D

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  11. Now I don't have to pretend to know what I'm talking about lol. Now I just have to stop drinking cheap liquor and splurge on the good stuff..

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  12. Hey Chris, It's weltweitefurcht from bb.com. I noticed you were banned. I couldn't PM you about the shipping quote for what you wanted.

    Ended up being $4.95 for flat rate shipping to you

    Do you have an email address I could reach you at?

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  13. Wow awesome topic, scotch is definitely a gentlemen's drink.

    Following and supporting.

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  15. Always been wondering what 'peat' meant. Thanks for the good post!

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  16. I think I'm going to buy some scotch, then go and try and use this commentary to pretend to be more sophisticated than I actually am, haha.

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  17. I always use a drop of water in my scothes. really opens up the aromas.

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  18. I love scotch. Maybe with a little coke. All good though

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  19. A man with similar tastes, scotch is one of my favorite Friday night drinks. I'll be following.

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  20. What do you think of mixing different types?

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  21. Very helpful, now I can sound sophisticated

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  22. On the rocks! :)

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  23. Everyday you teach me something interesting, thanks

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  24. nice one!!i'm here too!interesting blog and thank u very much!

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    return the favour!
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  26. Ive heard peat but didnt know what it was :D

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  27. I thought that said masturbation for a second. This could come in handy thanks.

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  28. Mmmm I could really go for a drink right now!

    @ Zen18Brah - You're not the only one! When I read 'Maturation' at first I thought it said 'Masturbation' haha god I'm immature!!!

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  29. Gotta love some good Scotch.

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  30. thanks for this useful information man.

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  31. It is like any other hobby or affinity, you must learn the language.

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  32. You sure know alot about scotch lol

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  33. Oh wow, that's useful! Thanks! Following :D

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  34. I'm so going to be dropping this on people at parties...chicks will def be mirin my scotch knowledge

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  35. wow strong comments. need a new entry brah!

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  36. ok, so don't laugh...but is whiskey a scotch?

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  37. Chris, what scotch do YOU personally recommend? srs thread is srs

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  38. nice, now tell us YOUR favourite type of scotch :)

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  39. johnny black label with ice ... my fav

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  40. Thanks for this info :) I drink it from time to time

    Following :)

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  42. man ur fucking passionate bout scotch lol i respect that..... scotch is like its own field of study... a certain amount of dedication must be given to it.

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  43. Don't forget cask strength: a whisky that has been bottled directly from the cask without any water added. A standard bottle of whisky is typically 40-46% ABV. A cask strength whisky is typically 50% and above ABV.

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