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Harry in WashDC

Fascinating.  I read through the first article you linked to.  It took a couple of tries as I was sipping on some Jos. A. Magnus both times.  That engineering degree I got 50+ years ago sure came in handy - a little fluid dynamics, a little physics, some chemistry.  Lots of those big words were strangely familiar even if I'd long forgotten what they meant.  Having worked through the first article, I then turned to the second - although it, too, was "scientific", it was much more readable.  I kind of wish I'd read the "layman's perspective" first.  I then would have sort of known what the tough parts of the first one were talking about and "why" the talk was important.

 

I recall a topic or two from a few years ago discussing the residue left in the bottom of a glass that dried out overnight.  See below.  [NOTE - the first link takes you to a post in the middle of the discussion.  I recommend going back to the start of the topic.]  I also remembered, vaguely, some artist/photographer took pictures of the leavings of different brands.  I guess it was just a matter of time before some enterprising grad student/grant seeker/etc., would turn this into a professional article.  Most amazing about this to me is, the guy who did it is a mechanical engineer.  I thought they only designed cogs, axles, levers, clock and lock innards, and easy-open jar lids.:lol:

 

https://www.straightbourbon.com/community/topic/26733-new-guy-with-another-silly-question/?tab=comments#comment-597725

 

https://www.straightbourbon.com/community/topic/19036-scotch-whisky-news-2013/?tab=comments#comment-331554

 

which includes a link to --

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2013/03/18/174637393/the-wonderful-world-of-whisky-art

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DanP

Wow.  Really neat, and to me it adds yet another dimension to the bourbon experience.

 

I feel a strong urge to participate in the scientific method here and determine just how reproducible these results are.  I will of course require many, many different bottles of Weller, Pappy, BT Antique and the like provided to me by the distillers.  Think I could get a grant for this?

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parksmart

Won’t you also need a team of folks assigned to assist you with this endeavor?  Do you prefer blondes, brunettes or redheads?

 

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DanP
On 3/31/2020 at 8:11 PM, parksmart said:

Won’t you also need a team of folks assigned to assist you with this endeavor?  Do you prefer blondes, brunettes or redheads?

 

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Ha!  You are absolutely right!  I’m not picky really, as long as she doesn’t have pointy elbows.

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