Whisky blending category

Malt whisky

 Malt whisky is made from only malt(2-raw barley)

Single malt cask strength whisky

Cask Strength Malt

Material

  • Single cask malt whisky
Single caks malt whisky

Single Cask Malt

Material

  • Single cask malt whisky
  • Water
Single malt whisky

Single Malt

Material Whisky

  • Malt whisky made by single(same) distillery
  • Water 
Pure malt whisky

Malt (Pure Malt)

Material Whisky

  • Malt whisky by several distilleries
  • Water


* There are several pure malt whisky containing imported bulk whisky in Japan. 

Grain whisky

 Grain whisky is made from malt(6-raw barley) and grain

Single grain cask strength whisky

Cask Strength Grain

Material Whisky

  • Single cask grain whisky


Single cask grain whisky

Single Cask Grain

Material Whisky

  • Single cask grain whisky
  • Water
Single grain whisky

Single Grain

Material Whisky

  • Grain whisky made by single(same) distillery
  • Water
Grain whisky

Grain

Material Whisky

  • Grain whisky made by several distilleries
  • Water 


Blended whisky

Blended whisky

Blended

Material Whisky

  • Malt whisky
  • Grain whisky
  • Water


* There are several blended whisky containing imported bulk in Japan. 


Blended whisky with neutral spirits

Blended with neutral spirits

Material Whisky

  • Malt whisky
  • Grain whisky
  • Water
  • Neutral spirits


* Scotch and Irish whisky forbidden it.

* It is common for low price range whisky in Japan and USA

Canadian whisky with flavoring

Blended with flavoring

(Canadian blended) 

Material Whisky

  • Grain whisky (Rye main flavoring)
  • Grain whisky (Corn main base)
  • Water
  • Flavoring liquor


* Canadian blended whisky is blended of flavoring whisky and base whisky. It's possible to add flavoring liquor max 9.09%.


Irish blended whisky

Irish Blended 

Material Whisky

  • Malt whisky
  • Pure Pot Still whisky
  • Grain whisky
  • Water


* All 3 material type whisky blend or 2 of them blended are Irish blended whisky. Pure pot still whisky is one kind of grain whisky so that Pure pot still & Grain blended is actually grain whisky & grain whisky but it is categorized as  Irish Blended whisky.