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How do we smell and taste whisky?

I have been looking for some actual science that explains how we smell and taste whisky. How do whisky-chemicals interact with you brain. I say brain because your brain is the end point. The smell of whisky is the result... 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 →

#RSWFW: B: Grainy, 1. Cereal, Husky, Bran

The Congener of Husky and Bran are combined in this blog. The reason being is that I found out these terms are almost interchangeable. Husky is not related to the dog with the same name. As the group name suggest... Continue Reading →

The more you learn, 

The more you learn, the less you know, one finds out! I was trying to find out how Maillard reactions would influence Peat and Phenols in whisky! So I googled it. YouTube-ed it. And found out there is an entire... Continue Reading →

#RSWFW: B: Grainy, 1. Cereal, Digestive Biscuit

The congener of "Digestive Biscuit" is part of the Grainy, Cereal group of the Scottish Whisky Flavour Wheel. Where the "peat" group was mostly linked to phenol based chemicals the grainy group clearly makes reference to the barley or the... Continue Reading →

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

The congener of “Hospital” 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, 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, 3. Medicinal, TCP

The congener of “TCP” 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 →

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