All about making whisky
The word ‘spirit’ takes its roots in the Latin word ‘spiritus’, meaning breath, soul, inspiration and spirit. But what is spirit, exactly? How is spirit distinguished from matter?
A spirit is characterized by its essence, flavour, the ‘angel’s share’ or fragrance; it binds and blends with matter, embodied by the cells, seeds, buds, flowers and fruit. In other words, matter always brings forth spirit. Centuries of scientific experiments and research have resulted in a world in which spirits are stripped of religious and philosophical context, and in which spirit and matter become inseparable.
These guides provide you with the keys to unlocking the secrets of the richness and complexity that lie at the heart of spirits - and passing from matter to spirit.