A Glenfiddich Guide to Rio de Janeiro

17 June 2014

Because Brazil is hosting the World Cup this month, it’s one of this year’s truly global hotspots and hundreds of thousands of people from all around the world are expected to visit this beautiful city over the coming weeks. So, we asked our Glenfiddich Brand Ambassador for Brazil, Christiano Protti, to put together a guide to some of the top gastronomic venues and whisky bars in one of the host cities, Rio de Janeiro.

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Activate your senses, enhance your whisky experience

16 June 2014

By David Allardice, US Brand Ambassador

I‘d like to explore how we can enhance the whisky drinking experience by using our different senses. 

If you have ever been to one of our tastings you may have heard me talking about the importance of nosing a whisky. Nosing the whisky is very important to enhance your overall tasting experience.  Some scientists claim as much as 80-90% of the flavor you experience is attributed to your sense of smell (olfactory system). This phenomenon of flavor perception is known as “referral of retronasal odors to the mouth”.  

 

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