Blended malt Scotch whisky, also known as vatted or pure malt whisky, is made from malted barely and requires the skilled process of blending together a number of malt whiskies to create a distinct whisky with its own characteristics. This type of whisky is dependent on a blender's skill that produces a blend with varying characteristics. Some vatted malt whiskies are the product of a whisky from the same distillery of various ages. However more commonly a vatted malt whisky is a blend of whisky from different distilleries. Where you may see 'pure malt', 'malt' or 'blended malt' on a bottle, it most certainly will be a vatted whisky.