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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 →

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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 →

How does Octomore get soooo peaty?

I have been "learning" about peating whisky. I have been blogging about it actually in some blogs here on WordPress. First two blogs are linked below. What the phenols! The Phenols that make the peat The other blogs about phenolic... 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 →

#RSWFW: B: Grainy, 1. Cereal, Leathery

The Whisky Congener of Leathery is a tricky one. Why? There is no leather in the whisky production process. Well maybe the still-man wore leather clothes at one point but other than that I seriously doubt the whisky comes into... Continue Reading →

Bruichladdich Octomore #laddieMP6

What can we learn from the information given about the #laddiemp6 Octomore bottles without nosing and tasting them? This is an attempt by me to predict some of the notes I can expect based on the know how I currently... Continue Reading →

#RSWFW: A: Peaty, 3. Medicinal, Germoline

The congener of “Germolene” is parts of the “medicinal” sub category as part of the “peaty” head category. For an overview one can look at this page on the “the good scents company” website. This website does not have a... Continue Reading →

#RSWFW: A: Peaty, 2. Smokey, Smoked bacon

The congener of “Smoked bacon” is parts of the “Smokey” sub category as part of the “peaty” head category. “Smoked bacon” is a congener that must be chemically linked to a lot of chemicals. For an overview one can look... Continue Reading →

#RSWFW: A: Peaty, 2. Smokey, Smoked cheese

The congener of “Smoked cheese” is parts of the “Smokey” sub category as part of the “peaty” head category. “Smoked cheese” is a congener that is chemically linked to a lot of chemicals. For an overview one can look at... Continue Reading →

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