The Pen-Tailed Treeshrew

The Pen-Tailed Treeshrew

The Pen-Tailed Treeshrew Pen-tailed treeshrews are the only nocturnal species of shrews. They live in forests on the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and parts of Borneo as well as some smaller offshore islands. Pen-tailed treeshrews are excellent climbers. During the day...
Is Aqua Vitae Whiskey?

Is Aqua Vitae Whiskey?

Is Aqua Vitae Whiskey? Alchemists in various ages and cultures were searching for the philosopher’s stone, an elixir for life that was also said to cure all diseases. The process of distilling follows this alchemistic idea by distilling aqua vitae, the “water of...
Pasteurization – a study of beer and wine

Pasteurization – a study of beer and wine

Pasteurization – a study of beer and wine Louis Pasteur (1822-1895)  invented the process of pasteurization. Pasteurization has become synonymous with dairy products, but Louis Pasteur made his most famous discovery studying the fermentation and the souring of...
Achard’s impact on Slavery and Likör

Achard’s impact on Slavery and Likör

Achard’s impact on Slavery and Likör Franz Carl Achard (1753-1821) was a German natural scientist. His family was socially highly respected Huguenot that had fled from France to Germany seeking religious freedom after 1685. Achard himself had all his life...
Here Comes The Proof

Here Comes The Proof

Here Comes The Proof When in the 16th century the British began to tax liquor higher than beverages with a lower alcohol content like wine and beer, proof suddenly became an important term. The easiest way to proof a higher alcohol content was by soaking a gun pellet...