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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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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 : Whisky Aroma Kit : Nutty

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Focus Aroma : Whisky Aroma Kit : Nutty

This description is often used in a confusing way in some Whisky books where some distinctly spicy odours are often mistakenly included. In the general world of flavour and perfume chemistry, the word “Nutty” describes the characteristic odours of both fresh and roasted nuts. As you are wandering around your favourite supermarket make a mental note of the many nuts now available and imagine the differing smells of the raw nuts and the roasted nuts. The full aroma/flavour of roasted nuts contains many tens or even hundreds of individual aroma molecules with many from a family of molecules called the...

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