Which Distillers Malt should I use?

Most of our Distillers Malt production is made from selected Spring barley varieties (Laureate), grown under contract, on farms best suited for the purpose.

These malts stand apart from others – the products of a Listed Grade 2* Victorian maltings, where the traditional slow and gentle process exploits nature’s elements.

Warminster Malts, Their Characteristics and Contribution

There is today a wider interest in heritage varieties, because of their more pronounced flavour profiles. So we have added both Maris Otter and Plumage Archer to our list of Distillers Malts.

Distillers Malt is ideal to use for:

Warminster Maltings - Maris Otter Malt

Maris Otter Distillers Malt

First introduced in 1965, Maris Otter’s smaller grain size will produce a slightly lower spirit yield compared to modern varieties. But it’s distinct flavour profile adds another dimension to the spirit.

Mositure

Max

4.00

Extract as is

Typical

295

Extract as is

Dry

307

EBC Colour

Min-Max

3.0-3.50

IOB Colour

Min-Max

2.10

TN

Min-Max

1.40-1.66

TSN

Typical

0.55

SNR

Min-Max

36.0-42.0

Friability

Min

90

Warminster Maltings - Maris Otter Malt

Plumage Archer Distillers Malt

Bred at Warminster in 1905, this is the grandparent of most modern barley varieties, with a distilling track record honed in the first half of the 20th century. The most empirical heritage variety, with its own distinct flavour profile.

Mositure

Max

4.00

Extract as is

Typical

290

Extract as is

Dry

302

EBC Colour

Min-Max

2.0-3.50

IOB Colour

Min-Max

2.90

TN

Min-Max

1.40-1.65

TSN

Typical

0.55

SNR

Min-Max

36.0-42.0

Friability

Min

90

Warminster Maltings - Maris Otter Malt

Laureate Distillers Malt

A thoroughly modern Spring barley variety, bred for the Distilling market, with a notable spirit yield. This is the best commercial choice where ‘the water’ and ‘the wood’ garner the story.

Mositure

Max

4.5

Extract as is

Typical

300

Extract as is

Dry

314

EBC Colour

Min-Max

3.50-4.00

IOB Colour

Min-Max

2.11

TN

Min-Max

1.40-1.67

TSN

Typical

0.55

SNR

Min-Max

36.0-42.0

Friability

Min

90