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The Botanist Gin + E150a!?

What happens to the colour of a drink if you add E150a Caramel Colour to an alcoholic beverage? How much caramel would you need in order to get a rich sherry matured look? Many people ask me such question in... Continue Reading →

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The colour of beer and whisky in “EBC” Units

I have always been interested in finding out the scale and units that describe the colour for Whisky. My training in basic colour sciences for my work has taught me one thing and that is that interesting sounding names for... 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 →

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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 →

Tannins in Whisky

I want to find out if tannins are a source of colour in whisky. You would think that there would be plenty of information out there, but to be honest, I have found very very little information about the colour... Continue Reading →

Sometimes it’s staring you in the face

Sometimes the very very very obvious is staring us in the face, but we just don’t seem to see it. If you ask a wine expert what is giving wine it’s colour the answer you will get is “The tannins... Continue Reading →

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 →

Maturation experiment, 14th May Update

So how is the experiment doing? What questions did I formulate? What do the erlenmeyer’s look like today? I have not allowed air in for a fresh Oxygen supply. The Images are taken with my smartphone and the lighting conditions are... Continue Reading →

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