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New Distillery in Melbourne stocking Aroma Academy Self Training Kits

New Distillery in Melbourne stocking Aroma Academy Self Training Kits

New Distillery in Melbourne stocking Aroma Academy Self Training Kits

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Focus Aroma : Whisky Aroma Kit : Citrus (Orange)

Focus Aroma : Whisky Aroma Kit : Citrus (Orange)

This is one of the best-known aromas in the general category of citrus smells. It gives a “lightness-of-spirit” and delicate freshness to many celebrated whiskies. We use the special orange aroma molecule which is liberated from the peel as you peel a fresh orange. This aroma is very diffuse – we are all aware that even if someone peels an orange some distance away, your nose will invariably be alerted! Citrus notes are usually regarded as "Top Notes," appearing in the first part of an aroma sensation, and indeed this is also the case here. However, the special molecule in...

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Alan Gordon, CEO and Co-Founder of the Aroma Academy preparing for the "Develop Your Sensory Skills" Class

Alan Gordon, CEO and Co-Founder of the Aroma Academy preparing for the "Develop Your Sensory Skills" Class

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Focus Aroma : Gin Aroma Kit : Liquorice

Focus Aroma : Gin Aroma Kit : Liquorice

The aroma of fine liquorice is a distinctive type of herbal aroma note but it does overlap in character with some other herbs - and so you may also be reminded of anise, star anise, tarragon and fennel. The aroma is entirely different from having authentic liquorice root in the mouth since the root contains molecules which are much sweeter than sugar and so provides a combined taste and aroma effect.  When nosing the Aroma Standard in the Gin Aroma Kit, there is an immediate aroma ‘effect’ on the wet strip, but is not easily recognisable until the strip ‘warms up’...

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Focus Aroma : Bourbon Aroma Kit : Butterscotch

Focus Aroma : Bourbon Aroma Kit : Butterscotch

If you really want to understand this type of aroma note – a key aroma/flavour element of Bourbons - it is worth your while, and also great fun, to spend an evening with friends making fresh butterscotch and caramel. Butterscotch is made with brown sugar. Its primary flavours come from chemical reactions between the brown sugar molecules and those of the fatty-rich butter molecules. It typically also contains milk/cream-derived aromas but they are not as prominent as caramel. This type of aroma is absolutely defined by its title and it is an especially enticing warm aroma that gives a distinctive...

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