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Focus Aroma: Wine Aroma Kit : Apple (Green)

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Focus Aroma: Wine Aroma Kit : Apple (Green)

The familiar scent of apple is found in the wines produced by all of the classic premier white grapes. So many people love this particular note in a wine as it is light, and gently crisp, and gives the aroma a certain airiness. Often in Chardonnay, Sauvigon Blanc, and Reisling, it is a distinctly green apple aroma note that is experienced. This category of aroma – green apple – falls into two of our general smell categories - the fruity family and the green family. Fruity smells remind us of the bountiful products of Nature and they are generally very...

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Focus Aroma : Gin Aroma Kit : Chamomile

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Focus Aroma : Gin Aroma Kit : Chamomile

Chamomile is one of the less prominent botanical players in the Gin world but if you are acquainted with its portfolio of fruity ester aromas, you will readily appreciate how it will blend with the traditional blend of botanicals used in most Gins. The fragrant oil comes from the flowers and, as far as can be ascertained, it is typically the wild chamomile which is used. As with some of the other botanicals used in Gin, an elegant tea can be produced from the dried flowers. Sniffing the Aroma from the Gin Aroma Kit on the Aroma Strip is beguiling...

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Focus Aroma : Wine Aroma Kit : Honey

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Focus Aroma : Wine Aroma Kit : Honey

The very word honey is itself a descriptor for delight and intense sensory pleasure. The flavour gives us a lust for more and the many varieties of honey owe their distinctive flavour to the aroma molecules in the flowers from which the bees collect. In terms of Aroma Science, most of the classic honey aromas are given by members of a specific family of aromatic molecules related to one special acid - or one of the esters of this acid.Professional wine judges describe a honey note in the wines made from the major white grapes – Chardonnay, Riesling, Sémillon, and...

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Focus Aroma : Cedar Wood : Wine Aroma Kits

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Focus Aroma : Cedar Wood : Wine Aroma Kits

The beautiful soft aroma of cedarwood is a specific example of the more general class of woody odours. Many wine authors betray their age when they refer to wines having aromas like ..pencil-boxes..pencils..pencil shavings and the like as younger people are more familiar with non-odorous ball-point pens and plastic pen boxes - a reminder that the odour cues of one generation may be meaningless to the following generation. The oil from the cedarwood tree, along with the oils from the trees - patchouli, pine, sandalwood and the woody-earthy oil Vetiver (actually from a grass and not a tree) have formed...

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Focus Aroma : Gin Aroma Kit : Grapefruit

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Focus Aroma : Gin Aroma Kit : Grapefruit

The Gin Master Distillers are forever experimenting with new aromas, somewhat like the alchemists of old sought the elixir of life. Since grapefruit is a familiar citrus fruit, it is unsurprising that it has been picked-up by distillers in their quest for different Gin Aroma experiences. The aroma of the fruit is one of the few to which the taste term "bitter" is applied. The complete aroma profile is along the lines of – fresh citrus-bitter-green-woody. At a discreet level in a Gin, the grapefruit note increases the enchanting sensation of freshness (which can be compromised by too heavy a...

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