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Blended Malt 101

So what exactly is a blended malt? How does it differ from a single malt? And what makes Naked Malt so different from the rest? Find all the answers you need in our Blended Malt 101 series and FAQ section below.

Episode 1

Master Blender, Diane Stuart covers the ground rules of making Scotch whisky, and how Naked is categorised as a blended malt.

Episode 2

Master Blender, Diane Stuart guides us through the process of Malting, Milling & Mashing.

Episode 3

Master Blender, Diane Stuart guides us through the process of the Fermentation & Distillation.

Episode 4

Master Blender, Diane Stuart guides us through the Maturation & Blending process.


What is a Blended Malt?

​A blended malt is a blend of two or more single malt Scotch whiskies from different distilleries.

Which Single Malts go into Naked?

That’s our Master Blender’s top secret… What we can say is that Naked Malt is a blend of the world’s finest single malts.

What's the difference between a Blend and a Blended Malt?

A blended scotch whisky is a combination of single malt and single grain whiskies, whilst a blended malt whisky is made up of two or more single malt’s.

What are 'Naked' Casks?

Naked casks are the name we give to our first-fill Oloroso sherry casks. We call them Naked because they’ve never held whisky before. We extra mature our blend in these casks for six months, which adds a layer of rich and fruity flavour.