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How To Turn Ardbeg Into Bowmore

April 6, 2014
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Many of you will have heard about the FWP (“French Whore Perfume”) phenomenon of some Bowmores distilled in the 1980s. Now a cunning plan sprang into my mind.

Balsamic Malt Vinegar – A New Idea For Whisky Makers?

March 15, 2013

Here is a little idea that came into my mind when I made myself some Fish & Chips today….

Whisky Alchemy – How To Turn Sherry Into Refill Bourbon

November 23, 2012

You may remember my issue with Batch 41 of Aberlour A’bunadh. Here is a little experiment I did with some of that whisky.

The 10 Weirdest Whisky Cocktails

August 27, 2012
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You may know by now that I am not afraid of using whisky in cocktails, but I prefer the classics. Here are some rather strange concoctions I have come across.

Chill-Filtration Does Make A Difference – The Experiment

August 24, 2011
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Here is an experiment that I have been carrying around in my mind for quite a while. It’s about how chill-filtration actually effects the character of a whisky.

Layered Malts: A 100% Whisky ‘Cocktail’

August 12, 2011
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Somewhat fitting to this month’s poll topic about using whisky for mixing, I proudly present a cocktail made from 100% single malt whisky. This should get the seal of approval from the most die-hard critics, I hope…

Turning Vodka Into Whisky – The Vodsky

July 1, 2011
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After five months of bottle maturation with the aid of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey cask wood chips, the Vodsky Experiment has finally come to an end.

The Last Drops

April 4, 2011
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Many whisky geeks have a Living Bottle that they use for blending experiments. I decided to adapt the concept by filling my sample remnants into a Living Sample Bottle.

Vodsky Update

March 29, 2011
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It’s been just over two months now that I launched my Turning Vodka Into Whisky experiment. I am sure some of you will have already wondered what happened to the bottle.

Turning Vodka Into Whisky (sort of…) – Updated

January 28, 2011
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I am so excited to present you the lastest experiment of the Dramming Research Kitchen: The spirit-ual equivalent of turning water into wine.

The Beast Within

November 6, 2010
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On Twitter I just was pointed to a slightly off-beat cocktail recipe involving a tarantula. This concoction was created by supposedly renowned bartenders and won an award at a supposedly renowned competition.

Stilton and Port Wood Whisky – A Perfect Match

October 21, 2010
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Blue Stilton cheese and port is a classic combination. On the other hand, pairing whisky with cheese has become increasingly popular. So why not combine these two concepts?

6 Things That Shouldn’t be Done To Haggis

September 15, 2010
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I love haggis. Yes, I admit it, and I’m not even Scottish. But I only love the real thing. But the traditional haggis is under perpetual threat from many directions. Here is a selection of what people have done to the national dish of Scotland:

Whisky Recipe: Creating a Luxury Blend

April 6, 2010

For a change, this is not a recipe with whisky, but a recipe for whisky. My recent acqusition of a bottle of the Cameronbridge 29yo single grain gave birth to the idea of whipping together a blend of the finest whiskies my shelf has to offer.

Devious Vattings Vol. 3

August 23, 2009

This is the last part of my little adventure of marrying Scotch with unusual partners.

So far we have seen that it is not advisable to strive too far away from whisky territory. This is why I intend to reapproach it in the last session.

Devious Vattings Vol. 2

August 12, 2009

As promised, I return with another cross-vatting session. This time I will be a bit more daring.

Devious Vattings Vol. 1

August 2, 2009

This little post series is nothing for the faint of heart. It is about mixing whisky with other spirits, but not in a cocktail way. But rather I will make a 50/50 mix of two spirits.