Awakening the Serpent

This is neither a biblical reference nor a film critique of The Exorcist.

It is simply the title of a very inspirational article in the latest newsletter of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, dealing with the maybe not so lost science of viscimetry. And I quote: "Viscimation is what happens when two liquids of different viscosity mix, creating eddies and visible threads or ribbons. These are referred to as viscimetric whorls. The capacity of a liquid to create such whorls is termed its viscimetric potential or index. The study of the phenomenon is called viscimetry." If you still don't get it: We're talking about observing the mix of water and cask strength single malt whisky in a glass, which usually results in above mentioned whorls a.k.a. serpents. A very pleasant science indeed, since it is normally not limited to just watching ... slanthe!

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