In the Land of Peat & Whiskey

Minnesota is rich in peat and distilleries. So when will a Minnesota peated whiskey become a reality? The ground beneath me gives way slightly as I place my full weight on my foot. I wholly expect to be staging a rescue mission of my shoe at any moment and wait for it to be swallowed by … [ Read more]

Scotch Ages Differently In Space

Ardbeg, the Scotch whisky distillery, has recently brought a sample of their whisky back from a three-year stint on the International Space Station. After testing the space whiskey against control samples that were aged on terra firma, Ardbeg’s distillers noticed significant differences in aroma and taste, leading them to conclude that terpenes (flavor compounds) behave differently in microgravity. … [ Read more]