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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 Flavours that give Whisky Colour

In my last blog about "What gives whisky colour?" I listed a number of chemical compounds that give whisky it's colour. What I was wondering is how these colours match with the Odour and Taste of whisky. So I made... Continue Reading →

What gives whisky colour?

What gives whisky it's colour? Many people would say "The Cask!". They would be right but for me that answer is not good enough. So what I did was list all the chemicals I could find in Whisky: Technology, Production... Continue Reading →

I actually have drunk Oloroso Sherry

I had to try Oloroso Sherry for myself! All this discussion about how sweet it is! So I went out and got a non-blended Olosoro Sherry. I say non-blended because some United Kingdom and Netherlands bound "Oloroso" is actually "Oloroso... Continue Reading →

Bourbon after #Brexit

Is the "Bourbon" and "Tennessee Whisky" designation on a Label still protected in the United Kingdom after Brexit? I think it is not. Here is why I think that. In simple words. "Bourbon" is protected in EU law. EU law... Continue Reading →

#RSWFW: B: Grainy, 3. Mash, Porridge

I could spend lots of time explaining what "porridge" is but I feels kind off useless. Or is it? According to the Cambridge Dictionary Porridge is: "a thick, soft food made from oats boiled in milk or water, eaten hot for... Continue Reading →

#RSWFW: B: Grainy, 3. Mash, Draff

The whisky congener group "mash" contains four sub congeners which all generally describe what is happening in the mash tun and what comes out of it. Porridge, Draff or draf (depending in the spelling), Wort, Cooked Maize. The "Mash" is... Continue Reading →

Bruichladdich Black Art 6, 1990

It is always good to find out that Adam Hannett has made another Black Art. Black Art 6, 1990 Thanks to the kind people of TTB in the USA we can learn that in 2017 the sixth version of Bruichladdich... Continue Reading →

“Auteursrecht” – “Copyright”

I was legally reading an editorial by Hans Offringa in the Whisky Magazine, issue 144, page 11 on my iPAD. In his editorial he was writing about bloggers using WordPress and how some bloggers use plagiarism for their blogs content. It plagiarism... Continue Reading →

“The” whisky glasses got delivered

Some while back I found out that the tasting glasses I owned were not actually the official INAO / ISO 3591:1977 tasting glasses. So I looked around online and found them! I tried finding them at my local stores but... Continue Reading →

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