Malt Whisky Flavour Map

The Whisky flavour map originally put together by whisky expert David Broom, together with Diageo is a superb way of finding whiskies to suit your palette, from light smokier whiskies in the top left to richer more delicate malts in the lower right. Now it’s available as an SVG making it evebn easier to can buy your favourite whiskies straight from Master of Malt or the Whisky Exchange.

Medicinal, dry smoke pepperyness Pungent smoky, peaty richness Floral, herbal, grassy freshness Nutty, barley, biscuity subtlenessFresh fruit, citrus crispness Spiced, stewed fruit ripeness Spiced, woody complexity Dried fruit, sherry richness SMOKY DELICATE LIGHT RICH Ardbeg 10 Laphroig 10 Caol Ila 12 Lagavulin 16 Lagavulin Distillers Edition Bowmore 12 Bunnahabhain 12 Bruichladdich 15 Glenkinchie 12 Springbank 10 Talisker 10 Highland Park 12 Oban 14 Arran 10 Arran 14 Dalwhinnie 15 Glen Ord 12 Glenmorangie Original Jura Origin An Cnoc 12 Old Pulteney 12 Talisker 18 Royal Lochnagar 12 The Glenlivet 12 The Glenlivet 15 The Glenlivet 18 The Glenlivet 21 The Glenlivet 25 Macallan 10 Dailuaine 16 Singleton of Dufftown 12 Cragganmore Distillers Edition Cragganmore 12 Balvenie 12 DoubleWood Cardhu 12 BenRiach 16 Glenfiddich 12 Glenfiddich 15 Glenfiddich 18 Glenfiddich 21 Glenfiddich 30 Linkwood 12 Islay Whisky Lowland Whisky Campbeltown Whisky Highland Whisky Speyside Whisky The Malt Whisky Flavour Map, Inspired by Diagio, coded by Uisce Beatha

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Top Left: Light & Smoky Whiskies

Typically whiskies in the upper part of this corner have the more medicinal, drier smoke notes. Malts towards the left tend to display simpler almost mono-dimensional characteristics.

Top Right: Rich & Smoky Whiskies

Whiskies in this corner of the map will be the most pungent with rich sweet peat-smoke notes and be bigger bodied. Generally, the further out from the centre of the map, the more intense this character becomes.

Bottom Left: Light & Delicate Whiskies

This section of the map will tend to account for a lot of whiskies. As malts occupying positions further from the centre of the map, having no peat smoke overtones, the flavour balances are more intricate. Generally, the further from the centre, the most tantalising and elusive the aromas become and the more subtle the flavour.

Bottom Right: Rich & Delicate Whiskies

You might expect a contradiction here – rich and delicate? In reality, whiskies which find themselves here have flavour combinations rather than contradictions; clean sweetness with delicate hints of pine freshness or toffee with hints of pear fruit. The further towards the corner, the greater the contrasts may become.

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