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Does barrel aging add sugar to liquors?
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Barrel aging does add sugar to the liquid (wine, whisky, etc.) that is aged in it. In the toasting process of a barrel, the sugar in the wood caramelizes (cellulose is a sugar polymer and breaks into ...

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Is this 1L bottle of Blue Label a special edition or a regular one?
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It's not a special edition of Johnnie Walker blue label, it's just a Duty Free Edition, thus the 1 litre size. The missing "Blended" on the label comes from it's production year. It seems to ...

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Which single malt Scotches have improved over the last 20 years?
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I find your question difficult to answer, because you mix up two things: consistency and overall quality. "There seems to have been a consistent trend across many distilleries towards a poorer ...

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Recommendations for a pandemic coronavirus drink?
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During the spanish flu, whiskey was an accepted medicine: Amid 1918 Pandemic, Bootleg Whiskey Became a Respectable Medicine (or an excuse to bypass prohibition). A Hot Toddy is traditionally drunk to ...

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Why do people bother with the ice when making a martini?
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The water, that is melted while stirring, is quite an important part of making a good Dry Martini. It helps smoothen the alcohol and changes the texture of the cocktail (alcohol, water and the mixture ...

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What type of stemware is this?
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They are probably dessert wine glasses for sherry or port. Today they usually have a longer stem, especially mondern designs, but in the past, there were quite a few short stem sherry glasses and ...

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Rum brand with the strongest rum flavor?
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I would recommend "Appleton White" from Jamaica. It's a blend of column still and pot still rum, and pot still destillation tends to produce a more flavourful spirit. You might also want to look ...

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Do cognacs "imported from France" have added sugar?
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It says so on the label. EU regulations require for food additives to be displayed on the products label. Caramel, or E150, is a food coloring and is subject to this rule. I'm not sure about Brandy ...

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Different physiological effect of beer and wine?
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There might me several effects that lead to beer being more sleep-inducing, but one of the most important seems to be: the hops. Hops has a sedative effect and there are even papers on this topic, ...

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Bottle of Rum covered in leather
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Sounds like the Ron Centenario Fundacion 20 anos

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What is the location where they make rum called?
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Spirits, such as vodka, whisky and also rum, are produced in a distillery.

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How are double and triple casks whiskies matured?
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The answer is of course: both Lets take some popular examples... Balvenie Double Wood Matured in Ex-Bourbon casks and finished in Ex-Oloroso Sherry Casks, so (2) Auchentoshan Three Wood Matured in ...

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Makers 46 "Straight Bourbon"
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Actually, the label doesn't say it's Straight Bourbon Whisky. It says it's Straight Bourbon Whisky finished with french oak. So, it was Straight Bourbon before it was finished. Jim Beam probably didn'...

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Is it appropriate to substitute Kahlua in lieu of Patron XO Cafe?
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You can definitely substitute Patron XO Cafe with Kahlua concerning the coffee flavor for your drink. But... You'll lack a Tequila taste Kahlua has a lower ABV You can try to compensate this by ...

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What is the source of the plum flavor in (this) plum porter?
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It's probably a combination of certain hops and yeasts. Some kinds of ale yeasts are known to add a plummy flavour to a beer (WLP500 for example). And also hops like golding or empire can go into this ...

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Dry Martini or cold gin?
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Dry Martini can sometimes become a very philisophical topic. As Eric Shain already pointed out, the classic martini consists of gin and vermouth 6:1. You should not forget the water, that is melted ...

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Does whisky change its taste in an open bottle?
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When someone can taste a difference after some time, days - weeks - years, when drinking the same whisk(e)y, a lot has changed, not just e.g. possible aeration of whisky in the bottle. How you feel, ...

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Johnnie Walker Green vs Gold Label?
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Since the Gold Label comes with 40% abv, the same as Blue Label, and Green Label is with 43% a bit stronger, I think you want to go with Gold Label.

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Can a liquor be both a vodka and whisky? What's the difference?
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There is no general definition of what a whisky is. There are of course special kinds of whisky (Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Kentucky Straight Bourbon, etc.) which are very well defined, but the simple ...

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Why aren't all wines vegetarian?
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So a wine that advertises itself as vegan or vegetarian used an alternative to fining agent? That's true. There are alternatives to the use animal products for fining. Examples are clay, silica and ...

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When was non alcoholic wine first invented?
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wiki says: The method of pasteurizing grape juice to halt the fermentation has been attributed to an American physician and dentist, Thomas Bramwell Welch in 1869. A strong supporter of the ...

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Are gas injection based wine openers a good idea?
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I never used such a bottle opener myself, but there are wine bars (for example Le Millésime in Bordeaux) that use such opening systems to be able to serve wines such as old vintages from Château ...

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Maturation process in casks
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Usually, a cask is not cleaned before the spirit enters it, it's just emptied. With Wine casks (Sherry, Port, etc...) it is desired to get this flavour into the whisky, so cleaning would lessen this ...

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