The Whisky Sent To Space To Age Tastes Awful And Doesn’t Give You Super Powers

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Look at that black shit up there. That look like something tasty to you? No? Here, maybe a little description of the flavor will whet your appetite.

“The [taste] is intense and long, with hints of … antiseptic lozenges and rubbery smoke.”

When I crave something good, I reach for a Hall’s menthol cough drop that’s been held over a tire fire for a few hours.

That there are the findings of Ardbeg’s Scotch in Space adventure. Four years ago, they sent a vial of whisky up to the International Space Station to age in zero gravity. Now, after hearing its description, I can say the experiment was a major failure.

By contrast, the control Earth whisky had “woody, balsamic flavors … a distant fruitiness … with flavors of gentle smoke … and creamy fudge.”

So space scotch is not good. But worse, the people who drank it didn’t even develop super powers. Like, really, what the shit is the point? I wanted them all to turn into Scotch Space Monsters. Is that too much to ask?

You can watch a video of the Ardbeg Space Scotch team discussing their findings here.

[Via Raw Story]

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