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Whisky corks & closures

Published 26/06/2022

In order to be able to reliably store liquids in bottles, they require a tight seal. Over the decades, whiskey bottles have used spring caps, screw caps and corks. The latter being most commonly used today, while these are typically made of cut, or pressed cork, they can also be made of glass or plastic. Each have their respective advantages and disadvantages. This article however is primarily focused on the cork.

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Accelerating whisky maturation

Published 18/06/2022

The whisky shimmers a deep golden hue in the glass, its scent promises complex and delicate aromas but upon taking the first sip you’re left with only disappointment. The single malt tastes narrow, has no depth and somehow seems young. While it is always possible for a whisky to simply have a nose which surpasses the palate it is also possible that your whisky is the result of tricks and techniques to accelerate the perceived maturation and prettify their young distillates.

Accelerating whisky maturation
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Whisky Tales

Published 01/05/2022

Whisky is a very interesting product with a great history. Beyond the fascinating science, and production process it’s history also has a number of bizarre and amusing anecdotes to share over a dram. The war for Hans Island & Canadian whisky Where the news is flooded with stories about wars and conflicts resulting in many civilian casualties, Canada and Denmark proved that things can be done differently. While many countries fight fiercely over territorial claims, often to the point of bloodshed, the two northern countries engaged in a bloodless conflict which is only now being settled in 2022.

Whisky Tales
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Storing whisky bottles

Published 17/04/2022

For those in a hurry, here are the tips in a nutshell: Whisky should always be stored upright Whisky should always be stored in the dark Whisky can be stored well at room temperature Low humidity is important If you plan to store your whisky for longer than 6 months then lower temperatures are advisable, and it is important to turn your bottles to wet the cork. This will prevent it from drying out and causing oxidisation.

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What is a non-chill filtered whisky?

Published 22/03/2022

If you often drink whisky you have probably heard about chill filtering and enthusiastic drinkers favouring non-chill filtered whiskies. But what exactly does this mean? That is a frequently asked question that we will answer in this article. We will also look at what effect these methods have on your final whisky. Before we talk about non-chill filtered (or un-chillfiltered) whisky, let’s first explain what chill filtering exactly means and how this process works.

What is a non-chill filtered whisky?