When most people think of Scotch they think of single malts, overlooking the grain whisky - a style of whisky distilled from various grains, made in column stills. There are some extraordinary grain whiskies out there, so we created this set of five 3cl samples to demonstrate this underrated style.
The Chita Suntory Japanese Single Grain Whisky available to buy online at specialist whisky and gin shop whiskys.co.uk Stamford Bridge York
Snow Grouse Grain Whisky : Buy Online - The Whisky Exchange - A novel concept from Famous Grouse - a whisky specifically designed to be drunk cold. Snow Grouse is a blend of grain whiskies and is recommended to be served straight from the freezer.
Hibiki 30 Year Old True masterpiece in the art of blending, Hibiki 30 year old is a remarquable mix of the finest single malt from Yamazaki and Hakushu, aged in different types of casks, and subtly vatted with grain whisky from Chita distillery.
Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky
Using the two Coffey stills at the Miyagikyo distillery, which were imported from Scotland to Japan in 1963, Nikka have produced a number of single cask single grain whiskies from time to time over the years. This, however, is their larger release of wonderfully exotic single grain whisky. Now in a 70cl bottle! Hooray!