Bold experiment or just plain sacrilegious?
Tin Shed Distilling Iniquity 4yo Anomaly Series Sticky Fingers South Australia Single Malt
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From those enterprising lads at Tin Shed comes either a bold experiment or a heinous commitment of pure sacrilege. This is a South Australian whisky with a twist.
The base of this South Australian whisky is……malt extract!
I was highly dubious. Until I got to taste it. Full, rich, sweet malt, stewed fruits and just the right amount of oak. It’s such a gentle and well-integrated dram, that you forget that the spirit is at 52%. This South Australian whisky will pleasantly surprise you.
I’ll let you decide if it’s a bold experiment or sacrilege, but I just loved this dram, especially with a mouthful of Mars Bar in my gob.
Some words on malt.
Malt extract: From Mr Wiki Pedia; “Malt extract is a sweet, treacle-like substance used as a dietary supplement”.
Basically, the wart for beer or distilling is dehydrated and becomes a very gooey mess. You know the gooey bit in a mars bar? That’s malt extract. Or if you are a beginner brewer: you use malt extract out of a can as your wart.
We have been taught for years that malt whisky distilling was all about heritage, history, and tradition. And part of that story, the role turning grain into spirit. But you must make it from “real” malted barley. You must grind it, making a porridge, then ferment it. After fermentation, you distil it and get rid of the mess!
That is the correct way of doing it.
Or is it?
Why not use malt extract instead?