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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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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 →

#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 →

“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 →

#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 look... 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 →

#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 →

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