Top six spirits space missions

27th April, 2015 by Amy Hopkins

Ardbeg ageing experiment

Ardbeg-spaceIslay Scotch whisky brand Ardbeg was one of the first spirits space pioneers, launching a project to test the effects of gravity on whisky ageing in 2011. The brand launched vials of compounds known as ‘terpenes’ – found at its distillery on Islay – into space via rockets from Kazakhstan, which will remained at the International Space Station for three years. After re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere in August last year, the vials were transported to Houston, Texas, to be reunited with the test sample from Ardbeg’s warehouse #3 to begin the analysis.

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