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Tannins in Whisky

I want to find out if tannins are a source of colour in whisky. You would think that there would be plenty of information out there, but to be honest, I have found very very little information about the colour... Continue Reading →

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What I learn from Highland Park “Magnus”

What did I learn from the Highland Park Magnus? First, how did I get a sample? Some time back I asked Highland Park if I could use images on my website. I asked because Hans Offringa pointed out that bloggers... Continue Reading →

Bruichladdich, Octomore 08.3

Yesterday I tried the bottle of Octomore 08.3 that I bought. Why did I buy such an expensive dram? I bought it because at 309 ppm this may be a one off chance to investigate what this level of ppm’s... Continue Reading →

The Flavours that give Whisky Colour

In my last blog about "What gives whisky colour?" I listed a number of chemical compounds that give whisky it's colour. What I was wondering is how these colours match with the Odour and Taste of whisky. So I made... 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 →

I actually have drunk Oloroso Sherry

I had to try Oloroso Sherry for myself! All this discussion about how sweet it is! So I went out and got a non-blended Olosoro Sherry. I say non-blended because some United Kingdom and Netherlands bound "Oloroso" is actually "Oloroso... 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 →

#RSWFW: B: Grainy, 3. Mash, Porridge

I could spend lots of time explaining what "porridge" is but I feels kind off useless. Or is it? According to the Cambridge Dictionary Porridge is: "a thick, soft food made from oats boiled in milk or water, eaten hot for... Continue Reading →

#RSWFW: B: Grainy, 3. Mash, Draff

The whisky congener group "mash" contains four sub congeners which all generally describe what is happening in the mash tun and what comes out of it. Porridge, Draff or draf (depending in the spelling), Wort, Cooked Maize. The "Mash" is... Continue Reading →

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