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What can Wine Grape Terroir teach Barley Terroir?

I was reading an article by Cornelis van Leeuwen and Gerard Sequin called "The Concept of Terroir in Viticulture" [1] in order to understand better what the wine making folks mean with the concept of "terroir". Mind you, I am... Continue Reading →

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This study explains why “Scotch” is less sweet than “Bourbon”

I keep track of whisky related studies being published in journals and magazines and a publication in Nature Scientific Reports looked interesting. The study investigates how different kinds of wood sugars degrade over time and how they are supposedly transferred... 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 →

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 →

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 →

Whisky “Terroir” research

This blog is probably the most boring blogpost like everrrrr on my blog. It is not even about Whisky. It is not even about Barley. It is about any research I could find with the word "Terroir" in it. I... Continue Reading →

Terroir has influence on flavour

Within the whisky community some still hold the opinion that terroir has no significant impact on the sensory perception of a whisky. In previous blogs I have already looked at this obsolete standpoint. To keep an open mind about this... Continue Reading →

Does “Terroir” influence the Whisky?

I was reading a text called "The war on Terroir" on the WATERFORD distillery website. In the style that Mark Reynier is know for he takes a statement by a representative of Diageo and basically calls it ..... The original... Continue Reading →

Does “Terroir” influence the Barley?

I was reading a text called "The war on Terroir" on the WATERFORD distillery website. In the style that Mark Reynier is know for he takes a statement by a representative of Diageo and basically calls it ..... The original... Continue Reading →

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