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The Botanist Gin + E150a!?

What happens to the colour of a drink if you add E150a Caramel Colour to an alcoholic beverage? How much caramel would you need in order to get a rich sherry matured look? Many people ask me such question in... Continue Reading →

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Help Needed: Local Barley?

This year I want to see what the influence, if any, of locally grown barley is on the flavour profile of a whisky. To do so I need your help! So I would really really appreciate is if you comment... Continue Reading →

What Should I work on in 2019?

This blog is for me to write down what I learned. I don't really have a plan for what I am going to learn about. Today I wanted to ask your opinion.

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 →

The colour of beer and whisky in “EBC” Units

I have always been interested in finding out the scale and units that describe the colour for Whisky. My training in basic colour sciences for my work has taught me one thing and that is that interesting sounding names for... Continue Reading →

Gordon and MacPhail, Tweet Tasting

A Whisky Tweet Tasting is always a lot of fun. Sharing a dram with like minded people from around the blog-o-sphere is fun. Tasting new whisky is fun. Learning is fun. Ok, this tasting is going to be fun! Organised... 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 →

Bruichladdich: Feis Ile 2018 Masterclass

So just some notes for the Masterclass given by Adam Hannett on the 27th of May 2018. The theme is grey. This is to do with the Port Charlotte re-lounge introduction. The Theme for this MasterClass is Port Charlotte. Adam... 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 →

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