There are 5 main types of Scotch Whisky. These are defined by The Scotch Whisky Association as:
Single Malt Scotch Whisky – the product of a single distillery made from a mash of malted barley.
Popular Single Malts include Glenfiddich, Macallan and Dalmore.
Single Grain Scotch Whisky – the product of a single distillery made from a mash of grains other than malted barley.
Popular Single Grains include North British, Cameronbridge and Girvan.
Blended Malt Scotch Whisky – a blend of two or more single malt scotch whiskies – formerly called a Vatted Malt or Pure Malt.
Popular Blended Malts include Douglas Laing’s Remarkable Region Malts series.
Blended Grain Scotch Whisky – a blend of two or more single grain scotch whiskies.
Popular Blended Grains include Compas Box Hedonism and The Exception Grain from Sutcliffe & Son.
Blended Scotch Whisky – a blend of single grain and single malt whiskies.
The biggest category by far, accounting for around 88 million cases per year.
Popular Blended Scotch Whiskies include Johnnie Walker, Chivas Regal and The Famous Grouse