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KWS Sassy


KWS Sassy has had full MBC approval for distilling since 2017
and has taken about 16% of the Scottish market.

  • Agrii northern trials over the last two years have put yields (97% treated, 87% untreated) a bit below those of Laureate which is consistent with the results from official trials.
  • KWS Sassy produces a grain of a high specific weight (69.1 kg/hl) and has the lowest screening losses of any malt distilling variety.
  • It is liked by end users for its excellent hot water extract and low grain nitrogen.
  • Relatively tall straw (78 cm) with average standing ability (4) and average brackling resistance (5).
  • Disease resistance is fairly good with mildew (9), brown rust (5) and one of the best ratings for Rhynchosporium resistance (6).
  • Early indications suggest that it is moderately susceptible to net blotch.
  • Maturity is similar to Laureate (+1).


Further information from the breeder can be found here

The data presented here is a partial abstraction from the AHDB Recommended List. The complete data set is available on the AHDB website here

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