The History of Single Malts

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The History of Single Malts

It is one of the most priced and sought after choice of whisky preferred by many people around the world. So what does it make so special and why do people possess it with great pride? The reason – Unlike blended whiskies, Single Malts are the product of a single distillery with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. Moreover the age of the whisky is also of great consideration. Older the better as it tastes great, carries the shades of forest floor and a smoky medicinal kick. It also carries a high premium which generally captures the prevailing wisdom.

The first record of whisky comes from Scotland, somewhere in the early 15th century. It has been primarily associated with the Scottish tradition, although there are also Irish and other versions of Single Malts with records dating to 15th and 16th centuries. To understand Single Malt, one has to understand the origination and regulations of Whisky production.

It is believed that monks introduced distillation in Scotland and eventually Whisky came into existence.

The term “Whisky” initially came from the Gaelic words “Usige Beatha” meaning ‘water of life’. Gaelic is a Celtic language spoken in the Highlands of Scotland and over the following years and centuries “Usige Beatha” became abbreviated and came to be commonly known as “Whisky”. It was an essential part of the Scottish life style and was frequently used as a stimulant during the cold harsh winters and it began to feature more in the Scottish social life. Most of the time whisky was distilled in illegal ways and sometimes it was dangerous to consume. Over the time, the distillation process was improved significantly and was commercialized by the Scottish Parliament which made the business of distillation more profitable. Today, as per the Scotch Whisky Regulation a “Single Malt Scotch Whisky must be made exclusively from malted barley, must be distilled using pot stills at a single distillery and must be aged for at least three years in oak casks of a capacity not exceeding 700 litres”. The Scotch model is usually copied internationally and as of today Single Malt distilleries exist in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, England, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Japan, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, USA and Wales.

There are many variations of Single Malts around the world but the ones made in Scotland carry a greater significance due to the origination of the distillation process. They are a bit expensive but it’s worth to spend some extra bucks for that unique flavor. To try some fine and new age Single Malts, you must visit the F&B outlets at Keys Klub Hotel Parc Estique. Celebrate your joy with one of the best 3 star hotels in Pune.

For details and reservations, please communicate at the following address and contact details.

Keys Klub Hotel Parc Estique

Near Giga Space IT Park,

Opposite Inorbit Mall,

Viman Nagar, Nagar Road,


Phone: +91204100 Email:



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