1. Chemical Compositions :: Presented at Tales of the Cocktail (2014)
2. Introduction
3. The Art of Blending http://drnk.ca/art-of-blending
4. Blending to "Taste"
5. Common extracts used to doctor spirits
6. Fusel Oil were used to give lesser spirits flavour.
7. Bourbon Oil Recipe for making imitation bourbon whiskey.
8. Rye Oil recipe for making imitation rye whisky.
9. Rum Essence recipe from 1885
10. Analytical Analysis of Rum Using GC/MS
11. Scary Chemical Names
12. Scary Chemical Names: Answers
13. Methanol in spirits.
14. A quick review on taste.
15. A quick review on aroma/sense of smell.
16. Aroma Chemical Formation in Distilled Spirits
17. Plant Material, Yeast and Oxidation
18. Artificial & Natural Flavours
19. Stereochemistry
20. Stereochemistry, Enantiomers and Chirality
21. Chirality
22. Nature and Chirality
23. Carvone Enantiomers
24. Menthol & Mint Enatiomers
25. The Akvavit Mojito
26. The Point
27. It is complicated
28. Molecular Gastronomy
29. Molecular Pairings
30. Methyl Heanoate
31. Chocavit Cocktail
32. Chemical Sniffing
33. Vodka is used as a blank.
34. Ethyl Acetate Aroma
35. Ethyl Butyrate (Butyric Ether) Aroma
36. Ethyl Propionate Aroma
37. Heptanol Aroma
38. Ethyl Heptanoate (Cognac Oil) Aroma
39. Methoxybenzyl Alcohol
40. Amyl Acetate Aroma
41. Rum Ether Aroma
Acid Phosphate
42. Thank You

Chemical Compositions (2014)

by Darcy O'Neil on July 25, 2014 | Views: 0

Have you ever asked yourself: "What makes a rum taste like rum and what makes bourbon taste like bourbon?" If so, the Chemical Compositions session is for you.

Much like an orchestra consists of different instruments that play in unison to create complex musical compositions, so too the chemical compounds in spirits. 

This session will give you a chance to smell, taste and understand the sensory qualities of these chemical soloists giving you a much better understanding of how spirits are created. With this new found knowledge you will be able to step beyond taste generalizations like "fruity" or "ester" and add terms like ethyl heptanoate and 4-methoxybenzyl alcohol to your vocabulary.  

If you are a distiller, spirit reviewer, scientist, knowledge hoarder or just curious, then this session will expand your mind and give you new insight into the world of distilled spirits.