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Adding Ethanol alcohol to Whisky

What happens to a dram if you do not add water, but ethanol alcohol? I wanted to find out and I used Compass Box Spice Tree for this little experiment. Compass Box Spice Tree is a beautiful whisky all by... Continue Reading →

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#RSWFW: B: Grainy, 3. Mash, Wort

Writing something on how wort smells and tastes is very very complicated or very very simple. Wort is filtered Mash moved into a Wash-Back, with Yeast added. Ones the Yeast is al done it is called Distillers Beer or Wash.... Continue Reading →

Adding ethanol to whisky

Just for the fun of it I am going to add ethanol alcohol to a dram of my choice. I will do this because I can and because nobody else seems to have done this. What I will get is... Continue Reading →

Bacon and eggs finish, pickled, salty

I am on vacation and this allows for some deviation of the rule of no drams during weekdays. So tonight I had a Bruichladdich feis ile dram which I got last year October when I was at the distillery. I... 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 →

Bruichladdich, Octomore 08.3

Yesterday I tried the bottle of Octomore 08.3 that I bought. Why did I buy such an expensive dram? I bought it because at 309 ppm this may be a one off chance to investigate what this level of ppm’s... 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 →

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