The Angel’s Share (3)

Stephen Penman is our expert on scotch whisky

I have had a nose now, and not a particularly inconspicuous one, for as long as I can remember. Wherever I go the old proboscis tends to lead the way. Read the rest of this entry »

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On The Scent of Whisky

When one thinks of the qualities of a whisky is it not true to say that it is the flavour that enjoys most, if not all, of our attentions? Of course, being a drink other than water, we are consuming it for pleasure, not out of necessity, although a few people will give strong arguments that a life without pleasure is no life at all. As we sip, savour and swallow, the primary essence of the dram is certainly its taste. However, without a nose we would taste nothing!

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