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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 →

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 →


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 →


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 →



The winners of the iLADDIE Whisky Nerd Awards are known! All the numbers have been added up! As per the rules set out in the beginning of 2017 points could be given for four criteria. How much did I learn... Continue Reading →


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