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How do we smell and taste whisky?

I have been looking for some actual science that explains how we smell and taste whisky. How do whisky-chemicals interact with you brain.? I say brain because your brain is the end point. The smell of whisky is the result... Continue Reading →

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#RSWFW : Whisky Congeners

I want to learn where all the Congeners in the Revised Scotch Whisky Flavour Wheel come from! How were the congeners made? What is meant by them? Where do they come from? This blog will be a updated to include... Continue Reading →

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The iLaddie Awards, 2017, nominees

This years nominees for the international, global, iLaddie Whisky Nerd Awards 2017 are: In order of whiskybase ID: ID Brand Name 79 Highland Park 12-year-old 306 Ardbeg Ten 2155 Tomintoul Peaty Tang 4373 Bruichladdich 2001, Resurrection Dram 7541 Glendronach 15-year-old... Continue Reading →

Highland Park Full Volume

It is a cold Sunday afternoon. Water-cold outside. I decided to try the Highland Park Full Volume. I have not read anything about this dram yet. I promised myself to go in nose first so to speak. So I did... Continue Reading →

#RSWFW: C: Grassy, 1. Fresh, Leafy

I have been putting of writing a blog about the Congener of "Leafy" is the Fresh Section of the Grassy Group. Why? Because I thought that "Leafy" is about as specific as describing your BMW 7 series as a "Car".... Continue Reading →

GlenDronach 18, Allardice

A while back I bought myself a tasting pack with the 12, the 15 revival and the 18. I remember enjoying the 12. But at the time I did not feel like putting down any words about it. Last night... Continue Reading →

Adding Ethanol alcohol to Whisky

What happens to a dram if you do not add water, but ethanol alcohol? I wanted to find out and I used Compass Box Spice Tree for this little experiment. Compass Box Spice Tree is a beautiful whisky all by... Continue Reading →

Whisky Nerd ToDo’s for 2017

Lagavulin 8 + E150

What do you get when you add just 1 drop of E150 to a Lagavulin 8? Let's find out. I went to a home brewing hardware store near me and I picked up a bottle of Caramel E150. This is... Continue Reading →

#RSWFW: B: Grainy, 3. Mash, Wort

Writing something on how wort smells and tastes is very very complicated or very very simple. Wort is filtered Mash moved into a Wash-Back, with Yeast added. Ones the Yeast is al done it is called Distillers Beer or Wash.... Continue Reading →

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