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Teemu Strengell
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Sugars in whisky
There are small amounts of sugar in all whiskies. Scottish whiskies have some sugars dissolved from the oak cask and often some from optional caramel colouring (E150a). Total amount of sugars is quite low, usually well below 1 g/l, but in certain cases it i...

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Scottish pot still variations
Scottish whisky distilleries accommodate a variety of different pot stills . Volumes vary from the 30963 litre wash still of Glenkinchie to the 2179 litre spirit still of Edradour (artisanal sma' stills excluded) and height from a couple of metres to the 8m...

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Scottish pot stills
Scottish whisky distilleries accommodate a variety of different pot stills. Volumes vary from the 30963 litre wash still of Glenkinchie to the 2179 litre spirit still of Edradour (artisanal sma' stills excluded) and height from a couple of metres to the 8m ...

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Scottish whisky mash bill
Malted barley is the main ingredient in Scotch malt whisky . Barley ( Hordeum ) is a member of grass family, just like most cereals in the world. There are two main types of barley: two-row and six-row. Both have six rows of seeds, but in the two-row variet...

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Chill filtration
Same whisky, chilled with a drop of water on the left Most of the Scotch whisky in the market is filtered in some way before bottling. The methods vary from crude physical filtering (ie spirit is run through a cloth or a cellulose sheet) to temperature and ...

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Copper
Glenfiddich still room Scotch malt whisky is distilled in copper pot stills. Copper is used for its malleability and heat conductivity, but mainly because it is believed to render the spirit less sulphury and more refined. Surprisingly little is known about...

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Fermentation waters
Glenlivet is one of the few Scottish distilleries using hard water, but nobody told the AD. Water is used in several phases of whisky production: steeping, mashing, cooling and dilution. Formerly water mills provided much of the energy needed in many distil...

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Fermentation waters
Glenlivet is one of the few Scottish distilleries using hard water, but nobody told the AD. Water is used in several phases of whisky production: steeping, mashing, cooling and dilution. Formerly water mills provided much of the energy needed in many distil...

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Bengt Thorbjörnson in Scotland, 1929
Bengt Thorbjörnson (1891-1975) was a Swedish chemical engineer. After graduating from  Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan of Stockholm he worked in sulphite factory in Bergvik (1916-1917), which manufactured sulphite spirits   as a side product  from 1911 at least...

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Sulphur
Sulphur candle Sulphury notes are a controversial part of whisky aroma. Individual differences in perceiving the sulphury flavours seem to be great and easily arguable. Sulphur in its natural S 8 -form is quite stable with an odor of matchsticks. Most organ...
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