Whiskey in Space: It’s Out Of This World!

Whiskey, Scotland’s most famous export is being exported out of this world. Ardbury Distillery, located on the island of Islay has been producing whiskey since 1798, and have teamed up with US space research company called NanoRacks. The aim isn’t to get astronauts drunk, but to see how sending whiskey up into space for two years affects the distilling process, hoping to determine how the large, complex molecules react without gravity. It made it’s way up October last year, but was only recently announced at the Edinburgh International Science Festival. It’s claimed it could lead to even better flavoured whiskey, here’s hoping it doesn’t get lost in space!

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