How To Taste Whisky the Right Way

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THIS IS one of our most commonly asked questions – how do I taste whisky properly? The art of tasting whisky can seem confusing but it’s much simpler than you think.

You can read reviews and tasting notes than refer to a whisky having the flavour of this or that, but how do you learn to pick up these characteristics?

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A Short History of Spiced Rum

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HERE IN Australia, when good old Captain Bligh was Governor of England’s southern penal colony, the British Pound may have been the ‘official’ currency, but rum was a much more available and happy resource.

In fact, the Rum Rebellion of 1808 was the only time in Australia’s history a government has been forcibly removed!

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How to Use Chill Filtering for Extra Clarity

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THE SUBJECT of chill filtration is viewed as a negative by some who want the most natural products possible. Another contentious issue is whether chill filtering a whisky effects the taste.

Those against it are convinced that the removal of the natural fatty acids, esters and proteins alters the aroma, flavour and characteristics and leaves you with a diluted product.

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6 Top-Shelf Mixers to Complement Your Whisky

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WE ALL welcome that rare guest who’s able to happily mingle with others. Likewise, a whisky mixer with personality really enlivens an evening compared to yet another dull soda or ho-hum ginger ale.

These sodas and cocktail ingredients are so tasty and original they might end up being the life of your whisky party.

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Fears for Australia’s Craft Brewers Hit by COVID-19 Lockdowns

THE BOSS of newly ASX-listed malt producer United Malt fears some craft brewers won’t survive the coronavirus shutdowns, but is confident his business will benefit from the long-term growth in craft beer around the globe once the pandemic eases.

Mark Palmquist said a survey of North American micro brewers found that more than 30 per cent said they would not be able to survive a shutdown of more than three months.

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Whisky Podcasts and Shows to Stream from Home

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From podcasts to documentaries and much more, there’s a wide world of content for the whisky lover. (Photo by iStock/petekarici)

THE INTERNET is like the whisky world, in that there’s always something new to check out.

If you’re looking for untapped sources of whisky media, check out these podcasts, YouTube channels, and streaming-service content from distilleries, brands, and fellow whisky lovers.

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