Redcurrant and Galileo

There are events and opportunities that demand attention in the moment they occur. One of those is processing and preserving fresh garden produce. It doesn’t matter whether there are a multitude of other worthy distractions, the fruit won’t wait. So in spite of our current heat wave, I’ve been at the stove, processing the bounty…

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Space Whisky

File under ‘new frontiers in the Scotch whisky market’: Ardbeg distillery partnered with commercial space research company NanoRocks to study the effects of near-zero gravity on the maturation process of whisky. Vials of organic chemical compounds from the Ardbeg distillery, along with samples of different kinds of oak wood, were sent into space in late…

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