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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 : 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 : Whisky Aroma Kit : Smoky

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Focus Aroma : Whisky Aroma Kit : Smoky

Imagine in your (smell) mind, a scale of smokiness running from the gentle, mild, balsamic aroma of peat smoke from a croft chimney, sniffed some distance downwind, right across to the other end of the scale in which we have acrid, pungent smoke of the type that you would find in many fires. Now you have a feel for the huge range of smoky odours and all of them can be found in whiskies. (You might like to continue your imaginary exercise and imagine another scale running at right-angles to the smoky scale, and labelled from weak to strong. You...

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