Ardbeg Goes to Space

Wow. Just wow. Ardbeg went to SPACE. Scotch in Space. I’ll let that simmer for a minute.

Are we good? Good. I was utterly blown away when I heard the story of Ardbeg’s adventure in space. Here’s how it went down.

Ardbeg was invited by NanoRacks LLC, a US based space research group, to send vials of ‘terpenes’ (a set of chemicals which are very widespread in nature and often very aromatic and flavor-active) as well as other molecules up into space in a rocket. A ROCKET. I mean, come on. That’s amazing.  It is the interaction of these molecules with oak wood that forms the basis of this maturation experiment. There is a control sample in Texas, so they can see the effect that zero gravity has on Scotch.

So to celebrate, what does Ardbeg do? They send a 35 foot Rocketship around the country on a 47 foot tractor trailer! Stop by Friday, October 19th from 4-7p to check out the madness. See the rocket launch outside, then head inside for a free Ardbeg 10 year old Scotch tasting (plus, rumor has it there may be a surprise Scotch or two thrown in there!) Be there or be square!