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iLaddie Whisky Nerd

Nerd Style Whisky Knowlegde, Est. 2015

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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#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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Dekantā: Tweet Tasting

A Whisky Tweet Tasting is always a lot of fun. Sharing a dram with like minded people from around the blog-o-sphere is fun. Tasting new whisky is fun. Learning is fun. Ok, this tasting is going to be fun! The... Continue Reading →

Water does not “open up” a Whisky!

A 2018 study by Ickes et. al. published in the Journal "Food Science & Nutrition" investigated if the adding of water to a distillate changes the flavour profile of said distillate. And guess what, it does not! The study was... Continue Reading →

Gordon and MacPhail, Tweet Tasting

A Whisky Tweet Tasting is always a lot of fun. Sharing a dram with like minded people from around the blog-o-sphere is fun. Tasting new whisky is fun. Learning is fun. Ok, this tasting is going to be fun! Organised... Continue Reading →

Millstone: Peated PX

The Netherlands has a number of distilleries that make whisky. Zuidam, in the south of the Netherlands, is one of them. There usually is an excellent supply at my local liquor store, but today I walked in and bumped into... Continue Reading →

Statistical analysis of Kilchoman whisky

The title of this blog sounds pretty nerdy and it is intended that way. I wanted to brush up on my statistical mathematics for work and I decided to use whisky as a source for raw data. What did I... Continue Reading →

Bruichladdich: Feis Ile 2018 Masterclass

So just some notes for the Masterclass given by Adam Hannett on the 27th of May 2018. The theme is grey. This is to do with the Port Charlotte re-lounge introduction. The Theme for this MasterClass is Port Charlotte. Adam... Continue Reading →

First look at the new Port Charlotte bottle

Today my order for the Port Charlotte 10 and 2011 Islay Barley arrived. Here is just a quick look at the new bottle design. The bottles are a custom made bottle just for the Port Charlotte line of Bruichladdich. You... Continue Reading →

I am still alive!

Just wanted to let you know I am still alive! I am currently working on a statistical analysis of all Kilchoman Whiskies ever bottled. From the 50 ml cask strength to 750 USA bottlings. The bottleneck is that I really... Continue Reading →

How to (not) have a proper Whisky / Wine tasting!

In this blog I explain to myself how I should organise a proper whisky / wine tasting! What are the "do's" and what are the "don'ts"? What environment should I be in? How can I prevent bias during a whisky... Continue Reading →

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