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Nerd Style Whisky Knowlegde, Est. 2015

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I am still alive!

Just wanted to let you know I am still alive! I am currently working on a statistical analysis of all Kilchoman Whiskies ever bottled. From the 50 ml cask strength to 750 USA bottlings. The bottleneck is that I really... Continue Reading →

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How to (not) have a proper Whisky / Wine tasting!

In this blog I explain to myself how I should organise a proper whisky / wine tasting! What are the "do's" and what are the "don'ts"? What environment should I be in? How can I prevent bias during a whisky... Continue Reading →

A banana smell is hard to pin down…

I have been reading about what gives the smell and taste of a "green banana" for an upcomming blog about a whisky congener. It seems that "Green Banana" is a congener on the Revised Scotish Whisky Flavour Wheel. The "problem"... Continue Reading →

#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 →

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