Definition of malt whisky in English:

malt whisky

noun

  • [mass noun] Whisky made only from malted barley and not blended with grain whisky:

    ‘grain whisky is combined with malt whisky to make the famous blends’
    [count noun] ‘a good range of malt whiskies’
    • ‘If you love malt whisky the Clunie Inn has a range of over 100 highland malt whiskies to choose from.’
    • ‘In fact, the majority of malt whiskies are treated in this way when bottled.’
    • ‘Scotland may not claim to have the world's finest cuisine, but it does produce some first-class products: smoked salmon, freshwater trout, wild venison and malt whisky, to name a few.’
    • ‘A bottle of lager and even a measure or two of malt whisky might follow it.’
    • ‘Andrew loved Scotland, good malt whisky and fine wines, music, and kit cars.’
    • ‘Famous brands of 10-year-old malt whisky are contaminated with high levels of a toxin which scientists fear could cause cancer.’
    • ‘It is one of the finest blends using both Talisker and Cardhu malt whiskies in the foundation malts.’
    • ‘I knew that Mono and his team had been working very hard on the house, but this was so unexpected that it made the bottle of Glenfiddich malt whisky I'd brought him as a thank you gift seem quite paltry.’
    • ‘We have put together a range of malt whiskies to encompass all styles, regions and ages, which I am sure will have something for everyone.’
    • ‘Pernod Ricard is now one of the top international producers of malt whisky.’
    • ‘While their induction might involve a few drams of malt whisky, they will also experience the office's wonderful rural setting outside Edinburgh just a stone's throw from the Pentland Hills.’
    • ‘Single malt Scotch whisky is so called because it consists strictly of malt whiskies from a single distillery.’
    • ‘Such a malt can also consist entirely of malt whiskies of various ages from the same distillery.’
    • ‘If I were rich or daft enough to invite Caplin into my life, I know what she would advise: cut out the fresh coffee, bread, weekend wine, Friday night glass of malt whisky and the Sunday beer.’
    • ‘Indeed, comparing malt whisky to fine wine is not as far-fetched as it sounds.’
    • ‘Undoubtedly it may be a way to increase overall sales by further segmenting the market into different levels of ‘premium’ product for the connoisseur of malt whisky.’
    • ‘This file picture shows a selection of the many varieties of malt whisky produced in Scotland.’
    • ‘His enthusiasm for this activity, as well as malt whisky, was much touted as emblematic of new ideological and social aspirations.’
    • ‘Levels of copper in the pot ale left from the distilling of malt whisky can breach environmental safety limits when discharged into water.’
    • ‘Glenmorangie, long-famed for its distinctive malt whisky, will celebrate its new recognition as a member of Scotland's most exclusive investment club when it reports results this week.’

Pronunciation

malt whisky