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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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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 →

La Trappe, Trappist, Oak Aged in an ex Bruichladdich Port Charlotte cask

OMG! I had to post this without ever tasting it! Will I add to this page later? Yes, for sure! I want to know if I can taste the 71%ABV Port Charlotte whisky barrel on this 11% ABV Trappist Beer!... Continue Reading →

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 →

Maturation Experiment, 27th December update

I have been running a small Whisky Maturation related Experiment and I wish to share an update with myself. I am writing this blog for myself as a diary, but if other people enjoy it too, all the better. Anyways,... Continue Reading →

The Whisky Nerd Awards 2018, methodology

Just like in 2016 and 2017 I will be awarding awards for the most Nerdy Whisky of 2018. Who will win these prestigious awards in 2018? When awarding awards it is useful to know how the selection was made and based... Continue Reading →

American Single Malt Tasting Wheel

I have been writing about the Congeners on the Revised Scottish Whisky Flavour Wheel for some time now. And I am fully aware that there are lots of Tasting Wheels and Flavour Maps to be found online and in books. Some... Continue Reading →

Laphroaig Lore, tasted at Gall&Gall Voorhof

I was at one of my local liquor stores today, the Gall&Gall Voorhof, Lelystad , and I was browsing the top floor, where they keep the good stuff. I was looking for a bottle of Compass Box “No Name”, but that bottle... Continue Reading →

Whisky Girl, Whisky through the eyes of a woman…

The Whisky Fabric is a wonderful thing! I have come into contact with wonderful people and one of those people is Femke, The Whisky Girl. She is a "Freelance Whisky Writer A Woman with a Passion for Whisky" ~ Femke,... Continue Reading →

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