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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How to Turn Your Leftover Whisky Into Vinegar

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Whisky vinegar is easy to make and can add unexpected complexity to both cocktails and food. (Photo by iStock/Drbouz)

VINEGAR CAN be made from apple cider, wine, beer — and whisky. Whisky vinegar isn’t common, but it offers potent flavor and has both cocktail and culinary applications.

And it’s something you can make at home, provided you have the patience to wait for the fermentation to complete. Whether in a non-alcoholic drink, as a base for a shrub to mix in a cocktail, or as an ingredient in the kitchen, whisky vinegar offers new dimensions for enjoying your favorite beverage.

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What Happens When Musos Start Making Whiskey?

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Composing a song and creating a whisky have more in common than you think. (Photo by iStock/mshch)

FOR LIKELY as long as whisky has existed, people have enjoyed it to the accompaniment of great music. 

Whisky has inspired its fair share of songs too, with numerous artists weaving it into their work.

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You Can Use Whiskey to Create Hand Sanitiser, But …

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Whiskies proofed at 60% ABV or higher can be used to create hand sanitizer. (Photo by iStock/Thanumporn Thongkongkaew )

IN ORDER to stop the spread of COVID-19, it is vital that we all keep our hands clean, refrain from touching our faces, and practice social distancing wherever and whenever possible.

Let’s be clear: There is no substitution for washing your hands thoroughly and often, using soap and water.

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