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Focus Aroma : Bourbon Aroma Kit : Tobacco

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Focus Aroma : Bourbon Aroma Kit : Tobacco

It so happens that the extraordinary rich sensory profile of the scent from tobacco leaves contains special smell molecules that are created during the fermentation stage of the whiskey and Bourbon production process. This explains the occurrence of tobacco (un-smoked) and tobacco leaf scents in a Bourbon. It would be impossible for an Aroma Scientist to achieve a full analysis of the complex aroma molecule profile of the aroma we present in this kit unless they had unlimited access to not only the best equipment but also virtually unlimited funding. It is this complexity of molecular composition that gives rise...

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Focus Aroma : Bourbon Aroma Kit : Wheat

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Focus Aroma : Bourbon Aroma Kit : Wheat

When you smell this particular Bourbon aroma it might remind you of odorous elements of the aromas produced during the inimitable process of bread making. There are traces of malty aromas as found in malted breads along with warm gentle notes associated with the heating of fats in dough. The psychological role of this particular aroma note in the appeal of the Bourbon aroma profile has yet to be fully ascertained. There is the possibility that it generates a ‘halo’ of secondary but never-the-less influential aromas that enrich several of the primary Bourbon aroma notes. See our Bourbon Aroma Kit...

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Focus Aroma : Bourbon Aroma Kit : Maple Syrup

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Focus Aroma : Bourbon Aroma Kit : Maple Syrup

Everyone loves spreading Maple Syrup on a pile of freshly cooked pancakes - the rich aroma makes our mouth water. This Aroma is always a favourite in the Bourbon Aroma Kit!Bourbons are famous for their delicious and rich after-taste effect and the rich sensory appeal of the maple syrup aroma is especially evident in the luscious lingering after-taste. Connoisseurs will know that vanilla type aromas also participate with the maple syrup aromas in creating the unique sensory appeal of the Bourbon after-taste.The particular aroma molecules that give this effect do not come from adding maple syrup or any other additive...

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Focus Aroma : Bourbon Aroma Kit : Raisins

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Focus Aroma : Bourbon Aroma Kit : Raisins

Raisins have a characteristic deep fruity spectrum of aroma notes that changes as the grapes age and start to dry. The particular aroma quality of raisins which we display in the Bourbon Aroma Kit is extremely complex. The aroma comes from precise blending of a large number of specific odorant molecules from various smell classes - including many types of fruity molecules from a variety of fruity notes. The fruity profile is nuanced by the piquancy and slight ‘bite’ that comes from the inclusion of special acid aroma molecules.This note adds to the sensory richness of the total Bourbon aroma...

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Focus Aroma : Bourbon Aroma Kit : Cherry

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Focus Aroma : Bourbon Aroma Kit : Cherry

The cherry aroma is featured in the flavour notes of many Bourbons. It is a member of the Rosaceae family with both sweet and sour varieties. Cherries have a fresh, green, fruity note with almond scent emanating from the seed/pip. Cherries also have floral and spicy qualities with a hint of tannin when dried. A unique type of fruity note that is typically easily recognised, the version in our Bourbon Aroma Kit is bright and cheerful but with an under-note feature of a mild dark note that is found in dark cherries. As you would expect for any fruity note,...

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