Is American Single Malt Whiskey aged like Irish and Scotch Whiskies?

American Whiskeys are typically aged fewer years than Scotch and Irish Whiskies because the greater fluctuation of temperatures in the United States (hotter summers and colder winters) increases the interaction between the whiskey and the wood thus enhancing the ageing process.

American Single Malt

The term “single malt” typically means that the spirit has been distilled entirely at one distillery.

Over the past decade, the popularity of American Single Malt Whiskey has grown considerably among whiskey connoisseurs around the world. Definitions or qualifications have yet to be officially determined.

Terroir, or geographical factors, are believed to shape the flavor profiles of American Single Malt Whiskeys.


Can be made anywhere in the United States


Although there is no standard of identity, most American Single Malts have a mash bill of at least 51% malted grain (barley, corn or wheat).