Blended Scotch Whisky
Sir Edward’s is an invitation to Scotland, in its purest tradition. Its assembly, ‘blend’, perfectly balances grain whiskies and malt whiskies. When authenticity is on the menu, Sir Edward’s doesn’t wait.
The ultimate whisky
Its long-lasting taste allow for initiatory or more advanced tastings. Connoisseur or not, its frank and rounded taste is to anyone’s liking. If only one adjective had to be kept to describe it, it would be: fineness.
Secrets of manufacture
Selection and know-how
The ingredients that make up Sir Edward’s whisky are simple. Malted cereals, pure Scottish water, yeast. It is from the quality of this base that the whisky will flow. How the barley will germinate, what spring water will be used…
The art and the technique
Even though the tools have been refined overtime, the process remains immutable. Malting, brewing, fermentation, distillation … This requires method, time, passion. The methodology is the same for all, but the types of terroirs are expressed even more finely.
Quality at the heart
Bearing the title Scotch Whisky is not a trivial matter. The specifications are precise: distillation on the Scottish territory, aging in oak barrels on the Scottish territory, for a minimum of 3 years … The control of each step and the meticulous assembly guarantee you the experience of a product with consistent quality.
- With ice
- With water
On the rocks
“Whisky on the rocks” is one of the most famous cocktails in the world. One, two or three ice cubes? When it comes to drinking it, only your taste counts. Once in the mouth, you will enjoy the strength of Sir Edward’s Finest, tempered by the cool of the ice.
Reveal the aromas with water
At the time of tasting, Scots like to pour a drop of pure water into the glass of whisky. Just one. The encounter between this drop and the strength of the whisky can open a little the aromatic palette of your Sir Edward’s Finest.
The label on a bottle of Sir Edward’s has to be read with special attention. It already tells the story of that whisky and almost that of the men who make it, distil it, age it. The hints it gives you will become clear after reading these tips.
- Scotch whisky
- "Blended whisky" or "Single malt"
- 40 % vol
This is the name used to describe a whisky made in Scotland. Since 1988, this is a protected designation. To bear the name Scotch Whisky, the liquor must meet the specifications laid down by law, the Scotch Whisky Act. It is an effective way of defending an economy and know-how that dates back at least to the fifteenth century. The law requires, in particular, that the spirits be distilled in Scotland and that it is aged for at least three years in oak barrels, on the Scottish territory.
There are several types of whisky, the nature of which is specified on the label:
The blend is a combination of whiskies from several distilleries: single malts (made with malted barley) and grain whiskies (made from corn, rye or wheat). If the whisky is a blended malt, it means that it is a blend of single malts from several distilleries.
Does the label indicate that the whisky is a single malt? It comes from a single distillery and is made from malted barley. This whisky can also be from a single cask if the mention single cask is added.
Finally, a Scotch Whisky can be a single grain, a grain whisky from a single distillery.
In Scotland, “40% vol” is the minimum alcohol level for a spirit to be called Scotch Whisky. It may have a higher alcohol level, but never lower. In English, you will find this information preceded by Abv, Alcohol by volume.