Glossary

Scotch

malt, grain or blended whisky made entirely in Scotland

Malt Whisky

whisky that is made from a fermented mash produced primarily from a malted grain (usually Barley) and distilled in copper pot stills.

Grain Whisky

whisky made, at least in part, from grains as well as a small amount of malted barley to start the process.

Whiskey

An American or Irish misspelling of “whisky”

Dram

unit for drinking Scotch

Peaty

a smokey or medicinal flavour

Nose

the aroma of a whisky, how it smell

Taste

the sensation of flavour perceived in the mouth and throat from the whisk

Finish

the taste left in the mouth after swallowing the whisky

Single Malt

the product of a single distillery

Blended

the product of blending multiple malt and grain whiskies together

Maturing

the process of ageing in an oak cask

Cask

an oak vessel used to mature the whisky over many years

Finishing

an extension of the maturation process, when the spirit is subsequently filled into empty casks that previously held other wines or spirits for a further relatively short period at the end of maturation.

Body

how the Scotch feels in your mouth

Colour

the deep golden hue of a whiskyJigger - A bartending tool used to measure the volume of spirit or liqueur to go in a cocktail

Large Jigger

Usually between 40 to 50ml

Small Jigger

Usually around 25ml

Dash

A very small amount, usually a quick flick of the wrist would do.

Splash

A looser term, giving you free reign to pour in a good glug.

Shot

A small shot glass worth (around 25ml)

Part

An equal measure, whether it’s a shot, splash or jigger.

Muddler

A bartending tool used like a pestle to mash or muddle fruits, herbs and spices in the bottom of a glass to release their flavour

Muddle

Pressing the ingredients against the side of a glass with a muddler

Strainer

A bartending tool used to remove ice from a mixed drink as it’s poured into a serving glass

Rocks

Any drink that is served with or over ice

Shaker

A bartending device used to mix beverages by shaking

Bar spoon

A long handled spoon used for stirring and layering of drinks

Glossary

Scotch

malt, grain or blended whisky made entirely in Scotland

Malt Whisky

whisky that is made from a fermented mash produced primarily from a malted grain (usually Barley) and distilled in copper pot stills.

Grain Whisky

whisky made, at least in part, from grains as well as a small amount of malted barley to start the process.

Whiskey

An American or Irish misspelling of “whisky”

Dram

unit for drinking Scotch

Peaty

a smokey or medicinal flavour

Nose

the aroma of a whisky, how it smell

Taste

the sensation of flavour perceived in the mouth and throat from the whisk

Finish

the taste left in the mouth after swallowing the whisky

Single Malt

the product of a single distillery

Blended

the product of blending multiple malt and grain whiskies together

Maturing

the process of ageing in an oak cask

Cask

an oak vessel used to mature the whisky over many years

Finishing

an extension of the maturation process, when the spirit is subsequently filled into empty casks that previously held other wines or spirits for a further relatively short period at the end of maturation.

Body

how the Scotch feels in your mouth

Colour

the deep golden hue of a whiskyJigger - A bartending tool used to measure the volume of spirit or liqueur to go in a cocktail

Large Jigger

Usually between 40 to 50ml

Small Jigger

Usually around 25ml

Dash

A very small amount, usually a quick flick of the wrist would do.

Splash

A looser term, giving you free reign to pour in a good glug.

Shot

A small shot glass worth (around 25ml)

Part

An equal measure, whether it’s a shot, splash or jigger.

Muddler

A bartending tool used like a pestle to mash or muddle fruits, herbs and spices in the bottom of a glass to release their flavour

Muddle

Pressing the ingredients against the side of a glass with a muddler

Strainer

A bartending tool used to remove ice from a mixed drink as it’s poured into a serving glass

Rocks

Any drink that is served with or over ice

Shaker

A bartending device used to mix beverages by shaking

Bar spoon

A long handled spoon used for stirring and layering of drinks