Facts on beverages

Whisky

Whisky is distilled from malts, maize (corn) or whole grains and aged in oak barrels.

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.

Irish whisky

Ranges from light and nuanced through soft with honey notes to rich.

American whisky

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.

Canadian whisky

Often made from maize (corn), but rye and other grains are also used. These whiskies have a light and soft taste.

Other whiskies

Other types of whisky and whiskies from other countries, such as Japan, Sweden and Finland.

Scents and flavours

Malty

A sweet, roasted aroma of barley created by toasted malt

Grainy

An aroma of mature barley created by lightly toasted malt

Vanilla notes

A vanilla aroma from toasted oak casks

Smoky

A smoke aroma created as a result of smoke-dried malts and charred barrels

Peaty

An earthy aroma created as a result of malts dried with peat smoke

Tarry

A sweet, tarry aroma created as a result of smoke drying and oak ageing

Whiskies

Scotch blended whisky

Scotch malt whisky

Irish whisky

American whisky

Canadian whisky

Other whiskies