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#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 →

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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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2017 ILADDIE WHISKY NERD AWARDS

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 →

Adding ethanol to whisky

Just for the fun of it I am going to add ethanol alcohol to a dram of my choice. I will do this because I can and because nobody else seems to have done this. What I will get is... Continue Reading →

What gives whisky colour?

What gives whisky it's colour? Many people would say "The Cask!". They would be right but for me that answer is not good enough. So what I did was list all the chemicals I could find in Whisky: Technology, Production... Continue Reading →

Bourbon after #Brexit

Is the "Bourbon" and "Tennessee Whisky" designation on a Label still protected in the United Kingdom after Brexit? I think it is not. Here is why I think that. In simple words. "Bourbon" is protected in EU law. EU law... Continue Reading →

“The” whisky glasses got delivered

Some while back I found out that the tasting glasses I owned were not actually the official INAO / ISO 3591:1977 tasting glasses. So I looked around online and found them! I tried finding them at my local stores but... Continue Reading →

Westland Whiskey from Seattle

I have been looking forward to finding, buying and tasting Westland Whiskey for about a year now. I think I stumbled on a blog or something that sparked my interest, because the "Westland" is also an area in the Netherlands... Continue Reading →

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