What is Space-Whisky? It is unbelievable that whisky has a different savor if it is allowed to age in space. Scottish whiskey manufacturer Ardbeg teamed up with a space research company, NanoRacks, to discover how whiskey aroma and flavor reformation occurs if preserved in almost a zero-gravity atmosphere.
Samples of non-aged Ardbeg shavings and whisky were collected almost three years ago from American White Oak barrels charred.
50 % of those samples were led up to the International Space Station. They sent the rest of the space-whisky to a usual aging facility.
The research team started with a subtle analysis and testing after the samples returned to the earth last September. It revealed some astonishing results. However, the claim that the space-returned models were tastier is untrue. But there was a significant variation in the taste.
The earth-based whisky tasted quite woody with hints of sweet smoke, cedarwood, and old balsamic vinegar. On the other hand, the whisky that aged in space had a more rounded and intense fragrance with rubber, antiseptic smoke, and smoked fish together with an intriguing and curious fragrance like violet.