iLaddie Whisky Nerd

Nerd Style Whisky Knowledge, Est. 2015



#RSWFW: D: Fruity, 1. Solventy, Nail varnish remover

Apparently whisky can smell like the stuff my wife uses to remove the nail polish she just put on 30 minutes ago, and then she decided the result was no good. She always seems to do this when I am... Continue Reading →


Terroir Research: Environmental impact on protein profiles

When looking for the influence of terroir I already found out that the word "Terroir" is almost never used. I did some digging on the Journal of The Institute of Brewing & Distilling and found a 2018 study. The synonym... Continue Reading →

Whisky Related Studies: March 2019

March of 2019 is looking like one interesting month for the Peat lovers in the whisky community. A very interesting study was published this month. The reason why I find this article particularly interesting is the link that is being... Continue Reading →

Whisky glassware, compared, part II

A while ago I posted another blogpost where I compared three glasses to one another. Even though that blogpost was utterly brilliant, I thought I could do better. So much better in fact that I added "part II" to the... Continue Reading →

Barley Terroir Investigations

This year 2019, but I suspect at least for the three years to come, I will be tracking BTI (Barley Terroir Investigations) developments. I wanted to make a "CSI" reference there, and this was the best I could think of.... Continue Reading →

Whisky Tastes Sweetest after 12 to 14 seconds?

I was looking for something else, but while looking for something else I found an interesting piece of scientific information. This information seems to show that whisky has a different intensity for sweetness from second to second. Is whisky sweetest... Continue Reading →

Whisky Related Studies: December 2019 – February 2019

It has been rather slow for anything interesting in the Whisky Related Scientific Studies. For the month of December till February 2019 only two studies were able to catch my attention. In the months November of 2018 till February 2019... Continue Reading →

Panasonic TX-P50GT60E, Plasma TV

I am not only a nerd when it comes to Whisky. I also am a nerd when it comes to buying TV's. I don't buy the largest TV for the least amount of money. I go for colour accuracy. The... Continue Reading →

Focusing my Terroir Research

This year I have decided to focus all my nerdy efforts into finding out what terroir does to a whisky, if anything. What I ran into immediately is a few problems with continuity assumptions in the whisky making process. The... Continue Reading →

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