Space Station's New Experiment: Aging Whisky
Japanese maker Suntory is sending up samples to see how they turn out
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 31, 2015 3:20 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Just imagine what Don Draper could do in the ad pitch: Renowned Japanese whisky maker Suntory is sending up booze to age for at least a year on the International Space Station, reports the Wall Street Journal. The idea is to see what effect zero gravity has on the process, with the best guess being that it will result in a mellower drink. Suntory will send up six samples next month in glass flasks, including whisky aged for 10, 18, and 21 years, reports AFP. Alas, it's for science only, at least for now: Suntory has no immediate plans to start selling spaced-aged whisky.