Know your Drink – Single Malt, Blended Whisky, Cognac

What is single malt?

Single malt is so-called because the malt comes from a single distillery. It is a whisky refined by a single distillery, using malted barley as the only grain ingredient. Each distillery has its own distinct taste, flavour and style and single malts bear that. Some world-renowned single malts are Glenfiddich, Glenmorangie, Glenlivet, Glenkinchie and if you move into the rarevarieties, PortEllen ,Dalmore, Glenfarclas, IsleofJura, Knocdhu, Lagavulin,Laphroig, Macallan,
Oban,Taliskar, Cragganmore. Enjoying a single malt is a connoissseur’ s job and you have to learn to be one. A single grain, as distinct from a single malt, is a grain whisky made at one distillery, while the single malt is made with barley.

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Male-Female Brain Differences

Male-Female Brain Differences

What kind of brain do you have? There really are big differences between the male and female brain, says Simon Baron-Cohen, director of the Autism Research Center, Cambridge University. In his new book, the Essential Difference: Men, Women and the Extreme Male Brain (published by Penguin) Baron-Cohen shows that, indisputably, on average male and female minds are of a slightly different character.

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Why Does My Body Do That?

Learn the common causes behind your body’s little quirks

Whether uncomfortable, embarrassing or just plain weird, there are some pretty funky things that our bodies do. Curious about the causes of such reactions as hiccups, goose bumps and eye twitches….

Read on to discover the common reasons for peculiar bodily functions.

Yawns

Yawns

If your body is low on oxygen, your mouth opens wide and tries to suck more in. Yawning is a way to regulate the amount of carbon dioxide and oxygen in your blood. Unfortunately, yawns are nearly impossible to stifle.

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Certain aromas can help lift your mood and energise you

Certain aromas can help lift your mood and energize you.

Aroma can change mood.

Studies suggest that our sense of smell is 10,000 times more precise than our sense of taste. In fact when a scent is detected, it sends a signal to a part of the brain that controls memories and emotions. This is why the smell of popcorn reminds you of the movies or a whiff of coffee brings memories of early mornings. A scent can also help lower stress levels, improve mental and physical health, ease pain and curb insomnia.

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