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#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 →

Talisker Gift Pack a good deal?

I bought this Talisker Tasting Pack and I want to find out if it is a good deal, financially! I bought this set for €42,71 at my local liquor store. A three set of 200 ml. bottles of different Taliskers,... Continue Reading →


Cheese Whey Whiskey? Single Whey Whisky?

What? Cheese Whey Whisky? Dude you must have made a type error or something. But no, you read it correctly "Cheese Whey" Whisky. Or to be more precise, Cheese Whey Spirit. A study from the Oregon State University, done by... Continue Reading →


All new USA “Light Whisky” from 2017

Did you know there is a type of Whisky made in the USA that is called "Light Whisky"? I did know and I posted a blog about it in the past. In 2017 fifteen new "Light Whiskies" were added to... Continue Reading →


Caramel in Whisk(e)y? What is Caramel colouring anyway?!

What is the Caramel colouring in Whisky? Why is there caramel colouring in Whisky? anyways? You always hear about the E150a in Scotch. Is E150a a Caramel colouring? What is the Caramel Colouring in Whisky? The answer to this questions... Continue Reading →


Maturation Experiment, 27th December update

I have been running a small Whisky Maturation related Experiment and I wish to share an update with myself. I am writing this blog for myself as a diary, but if other people enjoy it too, all the better. Anyways,... Continue Reading →


The Whisky Nerd Awards 2018, methodology

Just like in 2016 and 2017 I will be awarding awards for the most Nerdy Whisky of 2018. Who will win these prestigious awards in 2018? When awarding awards it is useful to know how the selection was made and based... Continue Reading →


American Single Malt Tasting Wheel

I have been writing about the Congeners on the Revised Scottish Whisky Flavour Wheel for some time now. And I am fully aware that there are lots of Tasting Wheels and Flavour Maps to be found online and in books. Some... Continue Reading →


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