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The colour of beer and whisky in “EBC” Units

I have always been interested in finding out the scale and units that describe the colour for Whisky. My training in basic colour sciences for my work has taught me one thing and that is that interesting sounding names for... Continue Reading →

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Statistical analysis of Kilchoman whisky

The title of this blog sounds pretty nerdy and it is intended that way. I wanted to brush up on my statistical mathematics for work and I decided to use whisky as a source for raw data. What did I... Continue Reading →

First look at the new Port Charlotte bottle

Today my order for the Port Charlotte 10 and 2011 Islay Barley arrived. Here is just a quick look at the new bottle design. The bottles are a custom made bottle just for the Port Charlotte line of Bruichladdich. You... Continue Reading →

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 →

Corsair “Hydra” and “Wildfire” whiskey

Today my two bottles of Corsair Artisan Distillery arrived. One bottle is the "hydra" expression and the other is the "wildfire" expression. The "wildfire" is: bottle 240 of 550. made as batch 8. bottled at 50% ABV. smoked using hickory... 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 →

Talisker Gift Pack a good deal?

I bought this Talisker Tasting Pack and I want to find out if it is a good deal, financially! I bought this set for €42,71 at my local liquor store. A three set of 200 ml. bottles of different Taliskers,... 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 →

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