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Focus Aroma : Rum Aroma Kit : Agricole

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Focus Aroma : Rum Aroma Kit : Agricole

The category of agricole is a subset of the greater category of rum and as such is exceptionally varied. Agricole is a spirit made from crushed sugar cane juice which does not go through the sugar making process - unlike the overwhelming majority of globally produced rums. The largest producer of cane juice rhum is Martinique where they introduced an appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) to control all aspects of production and guarantee a minimum level of quality. Under AOC rules, the sugar cane must be crushed ready for fermentation within 24 hours of harvesting. This fermentation produces a cane “wine”...

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Focus Aroma : Wine Aroma Kit : Gamey

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Focus Aroma : Wine Aroma Kit : Gamey

When you first stop and think about this rather unusual aroma term in the wine world, so far apart from the myriad fruity notes in wines, you begin to wonder what the smell of game has to do with fine wines. And as you ponder this almost philosophical point, you begin to be thankful for the clue implicit in the name, for wines with this note can indeed be beautifully synergistic with strongly flavoured meats. There is one point in which you can exult, if you are sure that you can detect a heavy gamey (gamy) note in the aroma...

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Focus Aroma : Wine Aroma Kit : Gooseberry

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Focus Aroma : Wine Aroma Kit : Gooseberry

The world is full of berries, and when it comes to berry smells we are always on our guard since we may have a mixture of berry notes in wines providing very complex aromas. More than perhaps any other type of berry we meet in the context of wine, the actual taste of a gooseberry (and here we mean the pure taste and not taste as a misnomer for the sensation of flavour - for which the major contribution comes from the Sense of Smell), is just as important as the aroma, giving a delectable sharpness and crispness. This is...

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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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