Category Archives: Whisky

” I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me”
Sir Winston Spencer Churchill (1874-1965)

Rachel MacNeill. The woman behind Islay Whisky Academy. Part 1

Islay Whisky Academy Me @BruichladdichIn the middle of a huge undertaking by the Fèis Ìle Committee to take the complete Islay Festival 2020 online I asked Rachel MacNeill for an interview. Awkward timing ? “Oh, no. Go ahead”.  Continue reading Rachel MacNeill. The woman behind Islay Whisky Academy. Part 1

Flavor Noun: Do Tasting Notes Matter?

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Take a few minutes to read my story and enjoy your drinks responsibly when all bars open tomorrow.  Keep a safe distance at all times….

https://neatpour.com/2020/05/flavor-noun-do-tasting-notes-matter/ 

Thanks to editor Ben Mintz for publishing my story on flavor and language on their wonderful Neat Pour website. Also Wilco Faessen (co-founder & vice chairman of the board of managers of WhistlePig Whiskey ) and Brett Moskowitz (Bowery Consulting) for introducing me.

 

 

The world of flavours according to dr. Peter Klosse

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Can one argue about flavour knowing that it is a subjective element ? If tasting is subjective, what do tasting notes add ? And how important is a common language in order to train our perception of taste ? In a quest for answers Fred Blans tastes some expert insights. Continue reading The world of flavours according to dr. Peter Klosse

De smaakwereld volgens dr. Peter Klosse

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Verschenen in Whisky Passion nummer 2, 2020

Valt er over smaak te twisten als we weten dat dit een objectief gegeven is? Wat voegen proefnotities nog toe als proeven subjectief is? Hoe belangrijk is een gemeenschappelijke taal bij het trainen van onze smaakperceptie? Bij het zoeken naar antwoorden proeft Fred Blans enkele inzichten. Continue reading De smaakwereld volgens dr. Peter Klosse