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I did a whisky tasting course and visited half a dozen Scottish distilleries as part of my preparation for producing Malts.com - Diageo's first e-commerce site - and the number of Distillery managers who could tell a whisky from a brandy in a blind tasting was amazing. I think their taste buds were burnt out.

Yes there is a lot of mystique about the "kink in the distilling retort" which apparently gives a single malt its distinct flavour, but only a true export could tell.

The main differences seem to be in how whiskies are aged - often in old sherry or port casks, and how much peat smoke is filtered through for the peaty effect. Whisky is actually a clear spirit with the colour coming from the cask ageing process.

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