Whisky Nerd



#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 →

#RSWFW: C: Grassy, 1. Fresh, Leafy

I have been putting of writing a blog about the Congener of "Leafy" is the Fresh Section of the Grassy Group. Why? Because I thought that "Leafy" is about as specific as describing your BMW 7 series as a "Car".... Continue Reading →


#RSWFW: B: Grainy, 3. Mash, Wort

Writing something on how wort smells and tastes is very very complicated or very very simple. Wort is filtered Mash moved into a Wash-Back, with Yeast added. Ones the Yeast is al done it is called Distillers Beer or Wash.... Continue Reading →


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 →


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 →


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