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Focus Aroma : Gin Aroma Kit : Cucumber

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Focus Aroma : Gin Aroma Kit : Cucumber

The refreshing and uplifting green cucumber aroma has excited interest in the new generation of Gins which explore more adventurous interpretations of traditional Gin aromas and flavours.Every Gin lover will associate this aroma as a signature scent of the celebrated and popular Scottish Gin – Hendricks which introduced this radical green aroma into the traditional Gin Aroma profile in 1998.The family of green smells is amongst the most important in international perfumery and international foods. We think of the green, but individually distinctive smells of, freshly cut grass, freshly cut cucumbers, bright green seaweeds and green peppers to name the...

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Focus Aroma : Rum Aroma Kit : Coconut

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Focus Aroma : Rum Aroma Kit : Coconut

A perfect gift for any Rum lover. Learn to identify the aroma of this compound in rum. Coconut is another aroma note that covers a wide spectrum of flavours from the flesh of white coconut through to the toasted coconut flavour of macaroons. The Aroma Standard in the Aroma Academy Rum Aroma Kit tends more towards a flesh white coconut aroma. The coconut aroma comes from some unusual esters and appears in some rums with a delightful mild halo of toasted notes. Rums containing the coconut aroma can also exhibit more of a distinct desiccated coconut note which develops from...

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Focus Aroma : Whisky Aroma Kit : Cut Grass

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Focus Aroma : Whisky Aroma Kit : Cut Grass

All green living plants have powerful scents and aromas which can be categorised as green odours. If you care to do a simple smell experiment, you will find that your nose can easily distinguish between the particular green aroma quality of such well-known items as green peas, privet leaves, green peppers and freshly-cut grass but that all of them have a certain fresh and pleasant aroma quality in common. All of these types of green aroma notes are found in the Whisky world. In the Aroma Academy Whisky Aroma Kit, we present the well-known aroma molecules which are responsible for...

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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 : 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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