Space Whisky / by john cheng

Ardbeg Distillery in Scotland partnered with Texas space research company NanoRacks back in 2011 to launch a vial of unmatured malt and charred oak pieces into orbit.

The vial was launched on a Russian Soyuz rocket with a control vial kept in the Ardbeg distillery. The vial is scheduled to return back to earth on September 12, 2014 and a comparison of the two whiskeys will be made to see the effects of microgravity conditions on the maturation process.


If you want to know more about the scotch whisky process, watch the video below!