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Whisky Glossary : Green Malt

Whisky Glossary and Definitions

Unlike wine, for example, whisky is not really about mystification, but it does bring its own jargon. Any unusual terms you are likely to come across are described and defined in this section.


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Green Malt

Barley that has started to germinate and has not yet been dried.

Back in the USSR
In the second part of his feature on Russian whisky, Erkin Touzmohamedov looks at the period from Kruschev to the modern day

February 2004, Issue 37, page 54

Celtic Cousins - Made in Bretagne
Martine Nouet looks at the whisky industry in Northern France – and plots its Celtic roots

November 2004, Issue 44, page 26

Holy Smoke
Martine Nouet looks at the kiln's part in whisky making

September 2012, Issue 106, page 28

Maltman Turner Overdrive
We investigate the kit behind the maltings floor

November 2017, Issue 147, page 50

Maltster and servant
A keen collector of first-hand information on whisky, Martine Nouet had the fantastic opportunity to make a whisky-lover and -writer's dream come true: work in the Glenfiddich and Balvenie distillerie...

December 2001, Issue 20, page 32

Sole Survivor (Glengoyne)
John Lamond visits Glengoyne Distillery – an enduring whisky landmark in an area littered with the remains of over 20 distilleries that didn't withstand the tests of time

December 2001, Issue 20, page 42

Subtle seducers
Gavin D Smith reveals the contribution grain has made to the Scotch whisky industry.

June 2000, Issue 10, page 36

The Adventurous Distiller
As the American craft movement gathers pace, we look at some of the alternative grains it is using

June 2012, Issue 104, page 12

Welcome the underdog
In the latest in his series looking at the whisky glossary, Dominic Roskrow turns to the letter ‘G' and to grain whisky

June 2007, Issue 64, page 78



Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2004
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 Discreet, subtle and pure with great balance for one so young - and marked accordingly.

Mackmyra Special 02 - The Anniversary Edition
Single Malt - Sweden - 50.00%
8 Perfectly pleasant.

Hazelburn 8 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Good impact for a ‘light' whisky. Highly recommended.

Stronachie 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 On principle, I have misgivings about private bottlings of unidentified malts, but this is an excellent dram.

The Macallan Fine Oak 'Whisky Maker's Selection'
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.80%
7 Fine, not a lot of oak.

Cutty Sark
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
Light but balanced.



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