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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 →



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 →

#RSWFW: B: Grainy, 2. Malt, Malted Barley

The whisky congener of "Malted Barley" is one you would expect to be a walk in the park to describe. It either is or it is not. Depending on how much detail you would want to put into it. Lets... Continue Reading →


#RSWFW: B: Grainy, 2. Malt, Malt Extract

The whisky congener of "Malt Extract" was one I did not understand at all. After finding out what "Malt Extract" is it makes sence that it is on the revised Scottish Whisky Flavour Wheel. A description of "Malt Extract" is... Continue Reading →


#RSWFW: B: Grainy, 1. Cereal, Mousy

On the Revised Scottish Whisky Flavour Wheel there is a congener called “mousy”. I personally had no idea how that could relate to whisky, so I asked! I also did some googling and quickly found out that mousy is pronounces... Continue Reading →


Unboxing Italian “Tasting Glass”

There are two ISO standard tasting glasses documented in international standards. The first is best know as the standard "wine" tasting glass. The second is know as the standard "olive oil" tasting glass. Since the Netherlands is not know, at... Continue Reading →


#RSWFW: B: Grainy, 1. Cereal, Tobacco

The whisky congener of Tobacco is one I am not familiar with on a first hand basis. At least, not in the way that I smoke sigars, cigarettes etc. There are multiple types of tobacco. There are multiple products made... Continue Reading →


How do we smell and taste whisky?

I have been looking for some actual science that explains how we smell and taste whisky. How do whisky-chemicals interact with you brain.? I say brain because your brain is the end point. ps: if you replace whisky by whiskey,... Continue Reading →

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A Bruichladdich Peat Progression…

As a fan of Bruichladdich I follow the #bruichladdich on WordPress. Whisky Lady in India has posted some very excellent blogs on her site that I enjoyed very mush. In fact so much that I asked if I could reblog them on my page. I was allowed to and naturally I will mention her page and other social media links.

Thank you for all these blogs! I hope this blog will create more traffic!

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This was an evening much awaited! Planned back in early 2016 initially for January 2017 then postponed to May 2017… To say I was rather impatient waiting for this session is a bit of an understatement!

Now normally, we prefer to keep our sampling to 3 whiskies… however the idea of sampling two unpeated, two peated and two super turbo peated from the same distillery was impossible to resist! Particularly if that distillery happened to be Bruichladdich.

Our Whisky Ladies are made of sterner stuff and have proven we are up to the challenge! Hence the ‘birth’ of the Bruichladdich “Peat Progression”  evening…

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