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Smelling whisky residue. Anyone else have this habit?

Postby Alzarius » Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:21 am

Don't know about other whisky or spirits, since I mainly drink single malts, but I have this habit of leaving my glass unwashed for hours after finishing the last drops. I find that as the alcohol evaporates, leaving the residue behind in the glass, the smell is REALLY JUST AWESOME!! It's like the essence of that malt is left behind. I just love that smell. The fiancee thinks its gross.
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Re: Smelling whisky residue. Anyone else have this habit?

Postby Yello to Mello » Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:01 am

Yes! There are some people that after they have their drams and write notes, they also investigate what the empty glass the next morning brings. Some of us do that. I dont anymore and end up washing the glasses when Im done.
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Postby Ganga » Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:03 am

I smell the glass quite often. Sometimes it's the next morning. Other times, I investigate the glass prior to anything being poured.
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Re: Smelling whisky residue. Anyone else have this habit?

Postby Klondike » Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:30 pm

YES! Often the residue smells great!

I'm not sure I'd admit to it in public though.......

...Oh wait... ;-)
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Re: Smelling whisky residue. Anyone else have this habit?

Postby matteo » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:15 pm

YES I DO IT!!! :)
Every time that I taste a whisky at home I cover the empty glass and I will leave it there on the desk.
I smell it the next morning, next evening and so on until all flavours disappear...
Ardbeg TEN evolves great...other spirits evevole in bad way like rhum or grappa.
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Postby Bozo » Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:19 am

i've noticed this too. i don't usually go out of my way to leave them out, but when i find a glass the next day i'll always have a sniff. to me, the wood is always greatly enhanced - but it almost always comes out smelling like pine.
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