13 Apr '12, 9pm

Space whiskey to be produced on the International Space Station

Space whiskey to be produced on the International Space Station

Few things in life make a better pairing than science and Scotch. Now a new experiment involving both Ardbeg Distillery and the International Space Station is combining these joys in a way never imagined before: by aging whiskey malt in space, reports the BBC . Scientists at Ardbeg are hoping to learn how a zero-gravity environment effects the maturation of whisky malt, with the ultimate aim of one day enhancing the flavor spectrum of their product. That's right, whisky aficionados: "space-aged Scotch" could soon become a part of your palate. Compounds of unmatured malt (or "new make spirit") and particles of charred oak were blasted to the International Space Station last October. There, scientists will observe how the flavor elements of the malt and oak interact chemically over two years. These observations will be compared with two identical control experiments being co...

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