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Let’s talk about the noble drink

Let’s talk about the noble drink

Uncategorized 🕔June 12, 2017

How right to consume a divine … Let’s talk about the noble drink.

How and what kind of divine to drink – is a purely individual thing. But still it is good to know how to drink a divine correctly, as connoisseurs do.

Only the noble drink costs a lot, and it is important to know how to appreciate the rich taste and aroma, without spoiling the pleasure with inappropriate snacks. The divine is a fine drink, which presupposes a relaxed and unhurried environment. It is a special drink, it is not for crowded and noisy events. It is usually served after the second course, before serving coffee or tea.

The taste and aroma of the divine will never be appreciated at its fair value, if it is drunk during the meal.

Divine is heated at room temperature, or heated in the palms. To appreciate the quality of the divine, a special glass is needed.

The glass for the divine has the shape of a barrel, with a capacity of 50 g. The thin and transparent glass of the glass emphasises well the golden colour of the divine. The glass has a thin leg and narrows at the top. This shape allows the aroma of the drink to be better preserved. Spherical glasses are also used – they have a larger size, and at a capacity of 200-300 g volume, about 25 g is poured into it

After the divine, no dishes are served, but if it is very necessary, it is better to serve a slice of apple or a piece of chocolate, but not a slice of lemon.

After tasting a good divine, a cup of coffee can give you great pleasure. Some connoisseurs combine the divine with a cigar.

A little lesson:

How do we evaluate the quality of the drink based on its characteristics? Pour 30 – 40 ml of divine in a glass and touch its outer wall with your finger. Look at the other side of the glass if the fingerprints are visible. If these are seen, we are dealing with a divine of superior quality.

Rotate the glass around its own axis and look at the traces left by the divine that flows on its inner walls.

If these “feet” are visible for 5 seconds, you are dealing with a divine from 5 to 8 years. If 15 seconds – the divine is about 20 years old. For 50-year-old divinities, these traces persist for 17-18 seconds.

In addition, there is such a concept as the three “waves” of divine scents. The first “wave” is captured at a distance of 5 cm from the edge of the glass, light, vanilla aromas. Floral and fruity aromas are felt at the edge of the glass – this is the second “wave” of smells. The high quality divines have a very subtle but perceptible aroma of rose, violets, linden, apricot and other fruits. To smell the third wave of odors, just lower your nose into the glass and you will feel the smell of “maturation”.

For these smells are complex aromas of “portveyn”. The taste and aromas of the divine are inseparable. Try to find and feel all the flavours that the nose has noticed.