Gladfield Malts offer three distilling malts that are primarily suited for single malt distilling.

Our Distilling Malt Range

Distiller’s Malt
Gladfield’s Distiller’s Malt is a premium malt produced exclusively from two-row distilling barley varieties, with the right nitrogen content.

The barley has been gently kilned to preserve enzyme content, and the resulting malt has both high extract and diastatic power. Distiller’s Malt will add malty, sweet flavours to a finished whisky.

Gladfield’s Distiller’s Malt is primarily suited to single malt distilling, and can be used in conjunction with Gladfield’s Mild Peat Smoked or Manuka Smoked Malts if required.

Mild Peat Smoked Malt

Smoked in our in-house smoker using 100% New Zealand peat sourced from the South Island, the result of this malt is a premium mild peat product infused with a traditional soft, earthy flavour (with phenols between 3 – 5ppm).

This malt is primarily suited for making single malt whisky, but is also great when used to flavour Scotch ales or darker maltier beers.

Manuka Smoked Malt

Gladfield Malt is proud to produce the world’s only Manuka Smoked malt. We take the same barley varieties that we use to make our top quality Distiller’s Malt, and place the grains in our in-house smoker with 100% New Zealand grown West Coast Manuka wood.

Our Manuka Smoked malt is smooth and overlaid with floral, sweet characteristics, and can either be distilled or brewed.

This malt would impart a unique Kiwi flavour to an old German style beer (such as a Rauchbier) or in any other beer style where a level of smokiness is required.

We recommend our Manuka Smoked malt can be used anywhere between 30% to 100%, depending on the degree of smoke required.

This malt is also excellent when distilled, and imparts a smooth, natural smokiness with distinct Manuka notes to the finished whisky that is unique to New Zealand.

Custom Malts

Gladfield Malt is a craft malting company that is large enough to have the most modern malt processing plant in New Zealand, but small enough to have the ability to customise malts to enable brewers to make unique distilling masterpieces.

Our roaster is the most modern in Australasia, and we can use our own smoker and Distiller’s Malt to make you a memorable and unique malt.

If you want a customised malt blend or a unique smoked malt, contact Sales And Marketing for more details.