iLaddie Whisky Nerd

Nerd Style Whisky Knowledge, Est. 2015

Caramel in Whisk(e)y? What is Caramel colouring anyway?!

What is the Caramel colouring in Whisky? Why is there caramel colouring in Whisky? anyways? You always hear about the E150a in Scotch. Is E150a a Caramel colouring? What is the Caramel Colouring in Whisky? The answer to this questions... Continue Reading →

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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. ps: if you replace whisky by whiskey,... Continue Reading →

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OCTOMORE OBA CONCEPT OBA/C_0.1, first tasting notes

I was reminding the Feis Ile 2016 Masterclass when Octomore Black Art was first presented. If you missed the introduction you can look at it here If you have not seen the introduction. Please take 10 minutes to watch the... Continue Reading →

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Wish-list: Bruichladdich Yellow Submarine (empty bottle)

I have been having one dram on my wish-list for some time now and it is the Yellow Submarine by Bruichladdich Distillery. Why is this dram on my wish-list? Image by Guillén Pérez (cc) on Flickr. This photo of a... Continue Reading →

A Blend of 16 Single Casks, B.P.O. by @Bruichladdich

Today I did something I had been wanting to do for ages. I had bought the equipment to do so ages ago. So today I blended 16 Single Cask Cask Strength Whiskies from Bruichladdich, Port Charlotte and Octomore. Pipette to... Continue Reading →

#RSWFW: D: Fruity, 1. Solventy, Nail varnish remover

Apparently whisky can smell like the stuff my wife uses to remove the nail polish she just put on 30 minutes ago, and then she decided the result was no good. She always seems to do this when I am... Continue Reading →

Bruichladdich 1989, 26 YO, Cask 44

Bruichladdich 1989, Cask 44, Oh My Fu$%ng God! Yeah that's a tasting note for "holy crap thats good!"

Rum Review: Dos Maderas Selleccion

I have been looking into Rum for some time now. Ever since I bought the Foursquare Rum Ralfy suggested I have been looking into this liquor. I had asked for some advice from the people at and quite to... Continue Reading →

Port Charlotte MC: 01

ToDo: PORT CHARLOTTE, MC: 01, 2009 It seems I need to fly to somewhere in order to buy this! Ah! Bollocks! Good thing I travel internationally for work! So there is hope!! Wish me luck!

Westland Garryana 2/1 2017

Yes! The #whiskyfabric is a wonderful thing. A while ago Sean, from the USA, contacted me. If I could help him out with some information where to go in London and Cambridge during his trip. Naturally! So we communicated back... Continue Reading →

Terroir Research: Environmental impact on protein profiles

When looking for the influence of terroir I already found out that the word "Terroir" is almost never used. I did some digging on the Journal of The Institute of Brewing & Distilling and found a 2018 study. The synonym... Continue Reading →

Whisky Related Studies: March 2019

March of 2019 is looking like one interesting month for the Peat lovers in the whisky community. A very interesting study was published this month. The reason why I find this article particularly interesting is the link that is being... Continue Reading →

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