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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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#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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#RSWFW: C: Grassy, 1. Fresh, Flower Stem

I have decided not to write a blog about the "Flower Stem" tasting note which can be found on the Revised Scottish Whisky Flavour Wheel. Why? Because I have found only one tasting note that even mentions this note. And... Continue Reading →

#RSWFW: C: Grassy, 1. Fresh, Wet Cut Grass

The Grassy, Fresh section of the Revised Scottish Whisky Flavour Wheel mentions "Wet Cut Grass" as a congener. Since grass is basically a leaf please also read the "leafy" section of this congeners page first. The kind people of the... Continue Reading →

Talisker Gift Pack a good deal?

I bought this Talisker Tasting Pack and I want to find out if it is a good deal, financially! I bought this set for €42,71 at my local liquor store. A three set of 200 ml. bottles of different Taliskers,... Continue Reading →

Cheese Whey Whiskey? Single Whey Whisky?

What? Cheese Whey Whisky? Dude you must have made a type error or something. But no, you read it correctly "Cheese Whey" Whisky. Or to be more precise, Cheese Whey Spirit. A study from the Oregon State University, done by... Continue Reading →

The simple Alcohols in Whisky

When People say "Alcohol", most People will actually mean "Ethanol". The "Ethanol" is the "Alcohol" that gives you a pleasant feeling. But actually any Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen chemical that happens to have an OH group in it is called an... Continue Reading →

A day in the life interview with Bruichladdich’s Christy McFarlane.

Today I am re-blogging a blog written by Sorren Krebs, Author of the OCDWHISKY blog. He did an interview with Bruichladdich’s Christy McFarlane. Go Check it out and also please follow his blog on :


The “ A day in the life” series continues with a behind the scenes feature, although anyone who has watched any of the live tastings from Bruichladdich or had the pleasure of meeting some of the team at festivals may already know Christy.

Christy is generally one of the hard working people behind the scenes trying to make the live  tastings go smoothly and asking Adam the questions from social media..

A day in the life with Christy McFarlane.

How long have you been working in the whisky industry?

I started working in Ardbeg’s visitor centre at 16, and started doing tours at 18, around nine years say?

Can you tell us about your day to day job and what is involved.

I work in communications for Bruichladdich’s single malts. My day to day job is quite varied. I mainly work with our international markets on launching our new products, which…

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Keeping Track of the Bruichladdich Rye/Barley Mash

This is one seriously weird whisky blog. Weird because it is about Whiskies that have not been put on the market yet, but that started their life's in 2017. It is about a Bruichladdich Rye / Barley mash-bill that was... Continue Reading →

Does anyone need a Black Tasting Glass?

I have noticed that there is an International need for proper Crystalline Whisky / Wine Tasting Glass. Not very many shops seem to offer this kind of Glass so I have decided I might offer a service to the Whisky... Continue Reading →

All new USA “Light Whisky” from 2017

Did you know there is a type of Whisky made in the USA that is called "Light Whisky"? I did know and I posted a blog about it in the past. In 2017 fifteen new "Light Whiskies" were added to... Continue Reading →

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