BAIRDS MALT - updated product range

Bairds has recently reviewed the naming of our malt range, recognising that some products had previously been marketed under different names in different markets. As a result, we’ve made some slight variations in our product naming, with new malt names in effect 1 January 2022.


The information below outlines some of the product names that have been changed, along with the details of a few malt products that have been retired from our collection. As always, we’re happy to help with any question you may have, or you’re welcome to contact your local Bairds representative below.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions you may have about our updated product range. For more information, please contact us.

Why have the product names changed?

We’ve aligned the naming of some of our products that were previously referred to by different names in different markets. We’ve done this to ensure it’s easier for people to understand the full range of malts that Bairds offers.

Have the products changed?

No, we’ve simply amended the naming of some of our malts to provide a standardised naming across our malt collection. We have reviewed malt specifications which is something we always do on an annual basis to ensure they reflect the latest crop year. That said, these specific updates are mostly related to the naming of our malt collection, so at their heart they are the same product.

Where can I see which products have changed names?

You can view the full list of our malt names on the table below, along with a reference as to what the products were sometimes previously named as.

Which products have been discontinued?

We’ve taken the decision to retire 6 of our malts to allow us to focus on producing the malts that are the most sought after in the market. We have retired the Speyside Distilling Malt, the Greenwich Crystal Malt, the Maris Otter Crystal Malt, Dark Caramalt,  Pale Chocolate Malt and Hi-Dry Malt.

We’ve also recently introduced a new malt into our collection. Malt 2.0 is a new malt that is made exclusively from Sassy barley, a new variety that has been identified through the Bairds Early Evaluation Programme that helps to identify new barley varieties.

As we’ve renamed some of our malts, you may wish to reference the table below. This more clearly outlines the naming of our malt range, and previous names that you may have known our products as.

Our International Distributors

As part of the United Malt group, our distribution network stretches throughout the globe.

Our primary distributors to the UK, North American and Australasian Craft Markets are serviced by our relationships with Brewers Select, Country Malt Group and Cryer Malt.

Our additional relationships with a range of malt distributors means our malts are available across different continents.  

If you can’t find a distributor local to your business, please get in touch and we would be happy to help.


US & Canada


13 Strategically located company-run distribution warehouses in North America



Malt Distribution Partner


Brewers Select

Centrally located company-run warehouse in Peterborough.



Malt Distribution Partner.


Kataoka Japan

Malt Distribution Partner



Malt Distribution Partner


Australia & New Zealand


Several company-run warehouses throughout Australia and New Zealand.

get in touch with us

Our malts are available around the world through our sister companies or exclusive distribution partners.

If you would like to order from our range of malts please fill in this form and one of our team will be in contact to help find your local Bairds partner.

Our United Malt partnerships

As a part of the United Malt group, our malts are available through the craft divisions of United Malt.

Brewers Select

Brewers Select is our supply and distribution division for brewers and distillers looking for malt and brewing supplies. Founded in 2013 to support the rapidly growing craft market, it has now become the UK’s leading one stop shop.

country malt group

The team at Country Malt Group (CMG) has over 200 years of combined brewery and brewing experience and 13 warehouses across North America. They’re committed to providing the craft beverage industry with premier brands, highest-quality ingredients, and exceptional service.

cryer malt

For over 25 years, the Cryer Malt team has stood shoulder to shoulder with progressive craft brewers who have broken the mould and shaped the modern craft beer movement.


We’re partnering with the world’s leading distilleries to produce quality malt from the UK’s best barley. Your distilling story starts here.


From the early beginnings of a family business determined to supply quality malt to Glasgow’s breweries, we recognise that a quality beer requires a quality malt.

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