EBC-Min 3
EBC-Max 4,9

BEST Whisky Malt

BEST Whisky Malt is rich in enzymes and has a high extract value. Used either alone or in combination with other malts, it is the perfect base malt for all kinds of exceptional spirits. Even with a high concentration of specialty malts in the grain bill, this malt offers optimal processing during production. It has a high extract value, a pleasant malt sweetness and very high enzyme activity. Simply the BEST for distillers!
For whisky, korn, jenever and vodka.


Parameter Minimum Maximum Einheit
Moisture content 4.9 %
Extract (dry substance) 80.5 %
Fine-coarse difference (EBC) 2.0 %
Viscosity (8,6%) 1.6 mPas
Friability 81.0 %
Glassiness 2.5 %
Protein, dry basis 9.0 11.5 %
Soluble nitrogen 610 780 mg/100g
Kolbach index 36.0 45.0 %
Wort color 3.0 / 1.6 4.9 / 2.3 EBC/ L
Wort pH 5.7 6.1
Grading > 2,5 mm 90.0 %
Diastatic Power 250 WK
ß-Glucan (65° C) 350


All raw materials are tested for pesticides, mycotoxins and heavy metals and meet the requirements of VO (EG) 165/2010 and 396/2005.

All BEST malts are regularly tested for N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Their nitrosamine content is below the permissible limit.

All BEST malts comply with VO (EG) No. 1829/2003, 1830/2003, 49/2000, 18/2001 and 50/2000. We work without irradiation and without genetically modified raw materials, ingredients or additives.

All BEST malts as well as their packaging are produced in strict compliance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 and HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) food safety management system.

BEST malts comply with the German Purity Law.

The cultivation of the barley until the delivery of the malt is carried out in accordance with the regulation EC / 178/2002.


For whisky, korn, jenever and vodka.

% of the grain bill


In bulk, sacks size 25 kg/55 lbs and 50 kg/110 lbs, super sacks size 500-1,000 kg/1,100-2,200 lbs. All of our malts are also available in crushed form on request.

Shelf life

At least 24 months if stored under cool (max. 20 °C/68 °F) and dry (max. 35 % RH) conditions.
For crushed malt: 12 months.


Our specialists will be happy to advise you if you wish.

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