Space-Aged Whisky On The International Space Station

Suntory Holdings Ltd. produces ‘The Best Whisky In The World’, their Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask 2013, was awarded the distinction last year by the Whiskey Bible 2015. But is that enough for them? Hell no! This year the Japanese brewing and distilling company is looking to set new boundaries in experimentation by sending six samples of their whisky to the International Space Station – where they will be kept for at least a year to study the effect zero gravity has on aging.

There is of course zero plans to make the intergalactic tipple available for purchase. The samples will be studied in labs once they return to Earth and their in-house experts will evaluate them to compare them with those aged on the ground.

Will it make a difference? Who knows. I guess we’ll find out. The samples will be carried to the space station on Aug. 16 on Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s transfer vehicle Kounotori.

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