Blog: Andy MortonWhat does space whisky taste like?

Andy Morton | 11 September 2015

There are six classic regions for Scotch whisky - Highland, Lowland, Islay, Speyside, West Highlands and Islands. We might need to add outer space to that list.

Space has very much been on whisky’s mind of late with a bunch of marketing gimmickry roping in the great unknown. Most bizarre has been Ardbeg Distillery's decision to age some of its product for three years on the International Space Station.

The liquid has just returned to Earth, where it was sampled by a group of whisky tasters. The result? According to a report in The Verge, space whisky tastes “pungent, intense, and long, with hints of wood, antiseptic lozenges, and rubbery smoke”.

Sound interesting? Think again. One of the tasters, Bill Lumsden, head of distilling and whiskey creation for Glenmorangie, told The Verge the whisky wasn't very good. Why? “That I haven't been able to work out yet," Lumsden said.

Just one more mystery to add to the universe.

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