How to serve
Whisky is served as a digestive, mixed with a drop water or on the rocks.
Scotch blended whisky
The most common type of whisky. It is produced by blending different kinds of whisky. These whiskies taste light, fruity and sometimes oaky.
Scotch malt whisky
Made from malted barley. Single malt whisky is produced at a single distillery by blending various batches of whisky. Malt whiskies have a strong and sometimes smoky taste.
Ranges from light and nuanced through soft with honey notes to rich.
Often made from maize (corn), in which case it is called bourbon. Maize softens the taste, and ageing in new oak casks produces vanilla notes.
Often made from maize (corn), but rye and other grains are also used. These whiskies have a light and soft taste.
Other types of whisky and whiskies from other countries, such as Japan, Sweden and Finland.
Scents and flavours
A sweet, roasted aroma of barley created by toasted malt
An aroma of mature barley created by lightly toasted malt
A vanilla aroma from toasted oak casks
A smoke aroma created as a result of smoke-dried malts and charred barrels
An earthy aroma created as a result of malts dried with peat smoke
A sweet, tarry aroma created as a result of smoke drying and oak ageing