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Blended Malt 101

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.


A drawn Naked Malt bottle

What is a Blended Malt?

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

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.
Two drawn whisky casks

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.
A  drawing of a Naked Malt cask

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.