Whisky has always had the ability to expand it’s character with the addition of water. Of course it is a very subjective thing, and to be objective one has first of all to be subjective. You drink the liquid, and use the science as “back up”. The section on Peat is most interesting in the…

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It seems that organoleptic analysis is second best to laboratory analysis! I have been through all of this kind of assessment over 56 years in the whisky industry. The findings of some Swedish scientists is fundamentally correct. But, they have only regurgitated what a lot of us have known for decades. Confirmation ? Yes. Earth…

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Gin v Whisky or Whisky v Gin Explosions happening with both spirits. Both now being produced in many countries around the world, and why not? Only that there eventually will be an over saturation of very mediocre and probably downright bad expressions of both produced in various parts of the globe. This will be inevitable,…

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I have just returned from a tour to the other side of the world. I was investigating the activity down there of what was developing in the whisky business. What I found was extremely interesting, and illuminating. I believe that the next big whisky explosion will happen on that side of the planet. We talk…

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