What is up ladies and gentleman!? I'm back with some more alcohol related content. while I'm gonna put any top ten content on hold and do some facts. so if there is anything you guys want me to talk about or anything you guys want to learn, let me know!
Most Scotch drinkers know that peat is what gives scotch it's smokey, iodine flavouring due to the mineral concentrations found in peat. but many people do not actually know what it is or why it changes the flavour set of a scotch. Peat is specific name given to a clay\soil taken from the ground in and around bogs. Peat is sliced out of the ground into flat wide bricks. Peat is then burned and Barley used to make scotch is smoked using the fumes from the burning peat to impart its unique characteristics. However Scotch isn't the only alcohol to sport peat. Certain Vodkas, Canadian Whiskeys, and even a few rare rums also boast Peat in their recipes.
When I say atmosphere I don't mean the air around us but technically speaking that would also change our perception of an alcohol. I mean room atmosphere. things like colour, style, and even the shape of a room can change how or what flavours and textures you perceive in an alcohol. the best way to test this is the yellow vs blue test. drink the same alcohol in a yellow toned room, then drink the same alcohol in a blue toned room and you're feel a difference.
I suppose this is a form of atmosphere, but absence of light is more what the focus is here. You've probably heard of the food test where you eat a meal in complete darkness, but did you know this test can have the same, if not more defined, effect on alcohol. I remember doing this test with a rum, a scotch, and a gin in that order and the synergy between the three were remarkable.
While many of you probably know temperature of an alcohol can change it's flavour and texture set, the temperature of your body and the room you're in can also have the same effects. next time you're thinking of pouring yourself a tumbler, take a steaming hot shower then step out into the colder room temperature and take a sip, you'll see what I'm talking about.
Yeah, yeah! you know those feel things you get when you read some sad ****, I'm talking about those. Your mood can drastically change how and what you perceive in an alcohol. this is why many people drink when they are upset. the state of your brain when you're upset causes your perception of alcohol to be soothing. On the flip side, when you have high libido, your brain perceives alcohol, specifically, caramel chocolate, cherry, and maple tones in alcohol as arousing, causing more intense libido. (yea yea sex sells!)