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Angel’s Share- An Inevitable Loss; But we might be able to prevent it

Imagine you have opened up your own distillery for the production of whisky. Since you are an intelligent distiller, you know that one of the crucial stages of producing whisky is ageing it in oak barrels. But wait! You start noticing something fishy happening in your distillery. The whisky kept in the oak barrels for …

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The Difference Between Malted and Unmalted Wheat.

Introduction Wheat is one of the prime brewing ingredients. The grain has been used as much for its availability and its unique taste. Malting is the procedure of soaking, germinating, and drying grain to change it to Malted grain. The grain is delicately slowly cured through passing streams of warm air. This malt base is used …

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Kölsch Beers-A Complete Guide

Kölsch beer brewed in Cologne, Germany; is a hybrid beverage incorporating the characteristics of both ale and lager fermentation like a California Common (Steam Beer). The beer style is different from others as its ale is brewed with top-fermenting yeast usually at warmer temperatures (like IPAs) whereas its lager is brewed with bottom-fermenting yeast at …

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The Process of Making Whiskey Oak Barrels

A barrel is a vessel or container that is used for storing liquids. Whisky is also stored in barrels. According to LearnToMoonshine, whisky gets almost 80% of its flavor from the barrel it ages in. For this reason, it is important to properly make the barrels to get amazing results. provides a detailed report …

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Guide to Smoked Beers

Smoke beers are maintaining their popularity due to the opportunity for experimentation that captures interest from innovative brewer. Smoked beer is different from regular beer because it has a smoky flavor that is derived from the dried barley. This style of beer is typically made with smoked malts and spices. Smoke beer has been around …

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Port Wine: Your Definitive Guide

What is Port? Port is a fortified wine. In fact, it is the world’s most popular fortified wine. Fortifying wine involves adding some additional alcohol during the fermenting process. This makes the wine sweeter with higher residual sugar levels and dried fruit flavours. Because of this sweetness, the port is often served as a dessert …

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The Liqueur Guide

Liquor Vs. Liqueur In past years, the differences between a liquor and a liqueur were easily separated. Vodka, gin, whisky, rum were all liquors, whereas chartreuse, kahlua, benedictine, baileys and schnapps were all liqueurs. Today, with many of the traditional spirits such as vodka being flavored, it has become rather difficult for many to distinguish …

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A beginner’s guide to whisky

By What is whisky? Let’s begin with the basics. Scottish distilleries have long set the bar and tradition for whisky production. It’s a robust process which requires scientific mastery. It starts with fermenting a grain for alcohol and ends with maturing the liquid in a wooden cask. Although standards and regulations can vary between …

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Glassware Tour

By SpruceEats Cocktails (or Martini Glass) The familiar conical shape of the cocktail glass makes most people think of a martini. After all, it is the most popular drink served in this style of glass which is why it’s often called a “martini” glass. Cocktail glasses are used for drinks between 3 and 6 ounces …

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