Whisky, a smooth spirit, or a combination of chemicals?

Friday, 10 April, 2015

I’ve never really taken to whisky, unless some sort of soft drink is added to it, something that totally defeats the purpose of consuming it in the first place though.

Maybe my reluctance to try it straight more often is down to the chemistry, or science, of its brewing process, and the spirit itself, and the feeling I’m drinking the results of some sort of chemistry experiment.

That said, there is a very definite chemistry to the making of whisky.

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The whisky production process, illustrated

Friday, 10 January, 2014

The Whisky Process, a stylised, and yes, smooth, animation depicting the making of Scotch whisky, by Sydney based motion designer Mike Tosetto.

Via Australian Infront.

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Trick with a card and tumblers of whisky and water

Friday, 27 January, 2012

True, false, or a conspiracy? There’s only one way to find out.

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Shackleton’s whisky too much for even the Antarctic environment

Tuesday, 17 August, 2010

The whisky Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton took to the South Pole must have packed some clout… despite being recently unearthed after more than 100 years on the icy continent, in storage crates that themselves were frozen solid, the whisky itself was said to be quite liquid.

Though the crate was frozen solid when it was retrieved earlier this year, the whisky inside could be heard sloshing around in the bottles. Antarctica’s -30C C (-22F) temperature was not enough to freeze the liquor, dating from 1896 or 1897, and described as being in remarkably good condition.

While a reasonable quantity of the alcoholic beverage was recovered, it is unlikely to be consumed. Whisky makers will however be able to study samples in the hope of working out its formulation and recipe.

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