Scottish Math: 1 (single malt) + 1 (single malt) = 1 blend

Distilling has a long and distinguished history in Scotland. The earliest documented record of distillation dates back to 1494. This historic event was recorded in the tax records of the day. This entry states “Eight bolls of malt to Friar John Cor wherewith to make aqua vitae” (Latin for water of life). This amount was sufficient to produce almost 1,500 bottles.

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Madison vomFASS displays two of the new blended
ScotchesCragabus Scotch Islay and Mac Spey.

Originally scotch was clear and frequently flavored with fruit and herbs. Consumption was generally very soon after distillation, or presumably as long as the maker could wait. However, once the use of oak casks, which produced smoother and more flavorful whisky, was commonplace, aging became an important step in the production of uisge beatha –(Scottish for water of life). Finally, in the 1920’s, a three year, oak cask aging on Scottish soil became a mandatory requirement for whisky producers. Traditionally, whiskies made in Scotland are spelled with the “e.”

Building on this historic base, two styles of Scotch whisky have evolved. Blended Scotches, which are a combination of 50 to 80 percent grain (unmalted) whisky and 20 to 50 percent malt whisky. Single-malt Scotches, which are made exclusively from malt, are produced by one distillery and have a richer smoky flavor.

vomFASS has always prided itself on a splendid selection of single malt Scotches, and is now branching out and offering highly anticipated Scotch blends. The “Great Glen” brings you all the spiciness of the Highlands and the “Two Casks” is the perfect match of smoky and peaty Island Malt.

The “Great Glen” is an 8 year old Highland Blended Malt, specially handcrafted for vomFASS. This unique blended Scotch contains only the finest single malt whisky, distilled in some of the best Highland distilleries in Scotland. It is named Great Glen after the magnificent landscape that surrounds these distilleries. From the snow-capped mountains to the heather covered valleys, it is the pure, clean aquafer which imparts a rich and complex flavor to this exceptional Scotch Malt Whisky. A wonderful and spicy malt that livens up even more if you add a little drop of water.

“Two Casks” consists of two hand selected single malt Scotch Whiskies that are blended lovingly for vomFASS. These “Two Casks” complement one another perfectly and result in a unique, individual and outstanding Scotch malt whisky experience. This first component is from the Speyburn distillery and the second hails from the famous Caol Ila distillery.

The unique quality that emerges from blending Scotches is the combination of flavors that is contributed from each single malt, allowing each blend to surpass its “parents” in complexity, thus elevating the tasting experience. Each batch is handcrafted and overseen by Scotch legend, Stewart Laing.

These blended Scotch Malt Whisky’s are always in perfect harmony and created to enhance any Scotch experience whether you’re a seasoned whisky aficionado or just starting to earn your stripes. So lift a glass and share this famous Scottish toast:

May those who love us,
love us. And those who don’t love us,
May God turn their hearts;
And if He doesn’t turn their hearts,
May He turn their ankles,
So we will know them by their limping.

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