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Whiskey Recipe Golden Promise Barley

By 2023-02-21March 25th, 2023No Comments

distilled single malt Scotch whisky using the Golden Promise barley strain and the Mauri 514 yeast strain:


  • 100% Scottish Golden Promise barley
  • Scottish spring water
  • Mauri 514 yeast


  1. Mill the Golden Promise barley into a coarse flour, known as grist.
  2. Heat 4-5 gallons of Scottish spring water in a large pot to around 63-64°C (145-147°F).
  3. Add the grist to the pot, stirring continuously for around an hour, to convert the starches in the barley into fermentable sugars. This process is known as mashing.
  4. Strain the liquid, known as wort, from the solid grains and transfer it to a fermentation vessel.
  5. Allow the wort to cool to around 20-24°C (68-75°F) and add the Mauri 514 yeast.
  6. Ferment the wort for around 2-4 days, until the yeast has converted the sugars in the wort into alcohol, creating a beer-like liquid called wash.
  7. Transfer the wash to a still and distill it twice, using a pot still or a combination of pot and column stills. The first distillation will produce a low-proof spirit called low wines, while the second distillation will produce the final spirit.
  8. Age the final spirit in oak casks for a minimum of three years, although many Scotch whiskies are aged for much longer.

Note: This recipe is a simplified version of the Scotch whisky production process, and the exact methods and equipment used by different distilleries may vary.

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