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Oak Species Flavour Profiles

Different Species of Oak give different flavours to a wine, beer or spirit. We all know this. There are some general indications for the origin of the oak. These are "American Oak", "European Oak" and "Japanse Oak". To sort the... Continue Reading →

Definitive Science Shows Terroir influences Whiskey

I have been looking for any scientific articles on the actual effect of terroir on the actual whiskey, and this week I stumbled upon just such an article. This article is called "Assessing the impact of corn variety and Texas... Continue Reading →

The NEAT Glass, a closer look

The NEAT Glass, image (cc) by myself The the NEAT Glass is an engineered glass, according to the website. I will not copy the content of this page (https://www.theneatglass.com/designing-a-spirits-glass-with-science) so you will have to look at it yourself to find... Continue Reading →

What can Wine Grape Terroir teach Barley Terroir?

I was reading an article by Cornelis van Leeuwen and Gerard Sequin called "The Concept of Terroir in Viticulture" [1] in order to understand better what the wine making folks mean with the concept of "terroir". Mind you, I am... Continue Reading →

Yule – Christmas – Akvavit – Whisky – Santa – Thor

I have been looking into the Germanic / Nordic influences of Yule on the traditions of Christmas. Why? Because my wife was telling me about the origins of Christmas. Besides being the celebration of the birth of Christ, lots of... Continue Reading →

Statistical analysis of Kilchoman whisky

The title of this blog sounds pretty nerdy and it is intended that way. I wanted to brush up on my statistical mathematics for work and I decided to use whisky as a source for raw data. What did I... Continue Reading →

First look at the new Port Charlotte bottle

Today my order for the Port Charlotte 10 and 2011 Islay Barley arrived. Here is just a quick look at the new bottle design. The bottles are a custom made bottle just for the Port Charlotte line of Bruichladdich. You... Continue Reading →

How to (not) have a proper Whisky / Wine tasting!

In this blog I explain to myself how I should organise a proper whisky / wine tasting! What are the "do's" and what are the "don'ts"? What environment should I be in? How can I prevent bias during a whisky... Continue Reading →

Corsair “Hydra” and “Wildfire” whiskey

Today my two bottles of Corsair Artisan Distillery arrived. One bottle is the "hydra" expression and the other is the "wildfire" expression. The "wildfire" is: bottle 240 of 550. made as batch 8. bottled at 50% ABV. smoked using hickory... Continue Reading →

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