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Spirit of Speyside Distilled event in Elgin

Spirit of Speyside Distilled event in Elgin

We are delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Spirit of Speyside Distilled event in Elgin, Scotland from Friday 9th Sept to Sunday 11th September. World leading whisky distillers, award-winning brewers, gin crafters, shortbread, coffee and chocolate makers will also be there over four sessions over the weekend. For more information see www.distilled.scot #distilled16

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Aroma of the Week : Whisky Aroma Kit : Cut Grass

Aroma of the Week : Whisky Aroma Kit : Cut Grass

All green living plants have powerful scents and aromas which can be categorised as green odours. If you care to do a simple smell experiment, you will find that your nose can easily distinguish between the particular green aroma quality of such well-known items as  green peas, privet leaves, green peppers and freshly-cut grass but that all of them have a certain fresh and pleasant aroma quality in common. All of these types of green aroma notes are found in the Whisky world. In the Aroma Academy Whisky Aroma Kit, we present the well-known aroma molecules which are responsible for...

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Aroma of the Week : Gin Aroma Kit : Cucumber

Aroma of the Week : Gin Aroma Kit : Cucumber

The refreshing and uplifting green cucumber aroma has excited interest in the new generation of Gins which explore more adventurous interpretations of traditional Gin aromas and flavours. Every Gin lover will associate this aroma as a signature scent of the celebrated and popular Scottish Gin – Hendricks which introduced this radical green aroma into the traditional Gin Aroma profile in 1998. The family of green smells is amongst the most important in international perfumery and international foods. We think of the green, but individually distinctive smells of, freshly cut grass, freshly cut cucumbers, bright green seaweeds and green peppers to...

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Aroma of the Week : Rum Aroma Kit : Coconut

Aroma of the Week : Rum Aroma Kit : Coconut

Coconut is another aroma note that covers a wide spectrum of flavours from the flesh of white coconut through to the toasted coconut flavour of macaroons. The Aroma Standard in the Aroma Academy Rum Aroma Kit tends more towards a flesh white coconut aroma. The coconut aroma comes from some unusual esters and appears in some rums with a delightful mild halo of toasted notes. Rums containing the coconut aroma can also exhibit more of a distinct desiccated coconut note which develops from the cask finish during ageing. See our Rum Aroma Kit for more information.  

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Aroma of the Week : Bourbon Aroma Kit : Cherry

Aroma of the Week : Bourbon Aroma Kit : Cherry

The cherry aroma is featured in the flavour notes of many Bourbons. It is a member of the Rosaceae family with both sweet and sour varieties. Cherries have a fresh, green, fruity note with almond scent emanating from the seed/pip. Cherries also have floral and spicy qualities with a hint of tannin when dried. A unique type of fruity note that is typically easily recognised, the version in our Bourbon Aroma Kit is bright and cheerful but with an under-note feature of a mild dark note that is found in dark cherries. As you would expect for any fruity note,...

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