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Aberlour, Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 10 Year, Speyside, Scotland UK

For context click: ENTER.THE.HAGGIS. The color here is a clear but average intensity gold.  The heavy, glazed legs flaunt a high alcohol.  The rim becomes watery midway.  The aromas are still in the works: young and mild, reminding me of … Continue reading

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Chardonnay, Hamilton Russell, Walker Bay, South Africa 2008

Chardonnay still brings this to most minds: Butter. Cloying, yellow richness in a glass. But is it the grape’s fault? Once alcoholic fermentation is finished, winemakers can add lactic acid bacteria (e.g. Oenococcus oeni, and Lactobacillus and Pediococcus species) to … Continue reading

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