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[Solved] Does Alcohol Have A Flavor?

Start with a deep inhale over your glass of wine 🤓 Can you describe what you smell? Possibly some nutty, fruity or even rose-like notes? Thanks to our sense of smell, humans can differentiate between up to 10,000 different odours, although we can’t pinpoint them all! This is because of their ‘detection threshold 😉’ It’s the minimum concentration of an aroma that must be present in order for us to perceive it 😉 Odors, known as smells, scents and fragrances, consist of one or more aroma molecules. Aromas are volatile and reach our sense of smell via ‘headspace,’ which is the air space directly above the surface of liquids. [1]
I’m thinking Alcohol does have a taste or a flavoursrr, when you put it in your mouth, you know that you are not drinking something else….I camecome to this conclusion after taking a sip of the “vodka†off the doubler at the BT tour last fall, and though it was only 191 proof, I guess it’s having done leave room for some flavoursrr in the 4.5% water/other content. Like Jeff mentioned there was a considerable amount of pain associated with the experience….OK a lot of pain…it fried my mouth… (There might be cutting edge tasters lingo developed with that one Jeff!) “IT TASTES LIKE PAINâ€â€¦I love it! (emended by Gary Wood from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe on December 26, 2021) [2]
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Molecularrecipes.com also mentions that pour yourself a glass of wine while reading this article, by the end you will understand how you perceive its flavoursrr! Take the time to smell your glass of wine. Can you describe what you smell? Nutty, fruity, rose-like odours?! Through our sense of smell, we humans are able to differentiate up to 10,000 different odours. Of course humans will not smell them all! There is such thing as a ‘detection threshold’; the minimum concentration a aroma must have in order for a human being can perceive it. Odors are also known as smells, scents or fragrances and consist of one or more aroma molecules. Aromas are volatile and reach our sense of smell through the headspace, the air space above the surface of our liquid. (revised by Brittany Harris from Matsuyama, Japan on October 29, 2020) [3]
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Based upon further reading from thisnakedmind.com, continuing the Unconscious Mind & Alcohol Addiction Series I will use Liminal Thinking to shine the light of conscious thought on ingrained (unconscious) beliefs about alcohol. In post #1 we discussed how our experiences and observations affect our unconscious mind and our desire to drink. Since it is impossible to notice, experience or observe everything we unconsciously put our experiences and observations through a lens of things that are important (relevant) to us. From these relevant experiences and observations, we will make assumptions, and from those assumptions, we will draw conclusions. From the conclusions, we will have formed our beliefs. Once we’ve established a more detailed framework of why you believe what you believe I’m will taking you through another perspective, one that may be closer to reality. I’m will doing this in narrative form because it is more effective in speaking to your unconscious and makes for more engaging reading. In this manner, we will go beneath the surface of your conscious and deconstruct your current beliefs about alcohol. (credit goes to Breton Baez from Raurkela, India for their reply). [4]
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Article References

  1. https://blog.foodpairing.com/2016/01/alcohol-how-does-it-effect-the-flavor-of-your-drink/
  2. https://www.straightbourbon.com/community/topic/6051-does-alcohol-have-a-taste/
  3. http://www.molecularrecipes.com/molecular-gastronomy/alcohol-affect-flavor-drink/
  4. https://thisnakedmind.com/unconscious-mind-alcohol-addiction-we-drink-for-the-taste/
Mehreen Alberts

Written by Mehreen Alberts

I'm a creative writer who has found the love of writing once more. I've been writing since I was five years old and it's what I want to do for the rest of my life. From topics that are close to my heart to everything else imaginable!

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