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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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Whisky Industry suffering under “USA Shutdown”?

Normally I check the TTB website for new labels that are being approved for use in the USA. But these past weeks have seen something weird. No new labels have been approved after the 21st of December 2018. What the!!?... Continue Reading →

Help Needed: Local Barley?

This year I want to see what the influence, if any, of locally grown barley is on the flavour profile of a whisky. To do so I need your help! So I would really really appreciate is if you comment... Continue Reading →

Whisky “Terroir” research

This blog is probably the most boring blogpost like everrrrr on my blog. It is not even about Whisky. It is not even about Barley. It is about any research I could find with the word "Terroir" in it. I... Continue Reading →

Best non-whisky related tip of 2019!

This is the best tip you will get in 2019! It is the best tip! Seriously it is an amazing tip! (Read with trump accent) Tip: "Don't leave your passport on the toilet paper dispenser, while taking a moment, of... Continue Reading →

What Should I work on in 2019?

This blog is for me to write down what I learned. I don't really have a plan for what I am going to learn about. Today I wanted to ask your opinion.

Who makes The Glencairn Glass?

I was wondering who makes the GlenCairn Glass. I was wondering this because one would expect it to be made by The GlenCairn Company (est. 1980) in the UK. I was watching a video by Ralfy Mitchel. It has an... Continue Reading →

25007 Reads! Thank you!

Some people would say a number can represent a barrier. Some people have something for a number. I just noticed that this blog passed the 25000 reads. 25000 is just like any other number, just a number! 25007 is not... Continue Reading →

Yule – Christmas – Akvavit – Whisky – Santa – Thor

I have been looking into the Germanic / Nordic influences of Yule on the traditions of Christmas. Why? Because my wife was telling me about the origins of Christmas. Besides being the celebration of the birth of Christ, lots of... Continue Reading →

ILaddie in het Nederlands?

Beste lezers! Is er behoefte aan een Nederlandse vertaling van de blogs? Tot nu toe schrijf ik in het Engels, maar ik kan net zo goed een Nederlandse vertaling van een blogpost plaatsen naast de Engelse? Google Translate from Dutch... Continue Reading →

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