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Sample free whisky in Edinburgh – all in the name of science

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If you’re a fan of a wee dram of whisky every now and again, a special project taking place next week in Edinburgh might be right up your street – and it’ll involve trying free (yes, free!) samples of whisky.

The Project Flavour Behaviour event, which is part of a research experiment being carried out by The Scotch Malt Whisky Society in partnership with Dr Adam Moore from the University of Edinburgh’s Psychology Department, will take place at the Royal College of Surgeons on Wednesday December 16.

The organisers are seeking 120 volunteer whisky tasters who will be asked to take a written test about personality traits and then taste some special samples.

Even if you’re only a casual whisky drinker, you’re invited to get involved as a previous knowledge of Scotland’s national drink is not required. All you need is an open mind and an adventurous spirit, the organisers say (we're not sure if that 'spirit' pun is intentional). The findings from the event will be analysed by Dr Moore and used as part of the research experiment, of which more details will be revealed in 2016.

If this sounds like your kind of science, you can sign up on the Scotch Malt Whisky Society website. Slàinte.

Project Flavour Behaviour, Wednesday December 16, 6.30-8.30pm, Royal College of Surgeons, Nicolson Street. Free to sign up.

See more things to do in Edinburgh from Time Out.

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