Chemistry

The Science of Vodka

The idea of the purest, cleanest vodka is one of the biggest marketing ploy's going. Every company is advertising triple distilled, quadruple distilled, and so on, to give you the impression that the vodka is the best distillate possible. Some companies even make the gimmick go to six or seven times distilled! So what makes one vodka special and another one not so special? What would be the… [Continue]

Chemical Compositions

Tales of the Cocktail 2014 is just about a month away. As usual, I am presenting this year and I'm going back to my roots, chemistry. The Chemical Compositions session is about what chemicals make spirits taste like spirits. The coolest part is that we will be sniffing more chemicals than a 1980s hair metal band. I'm packing a bag full—9 to be exact—of individual chemical… [Continue]

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.@ryanfeeley the Abbott's is the same batch, just aged longer (1 year with the silver cap vs 3 months with gold cap)
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