Whiskey producer Ardbeg is about to wrap up a little known experience that began in 2011 when the company partnered with US based space research group NanoRacks to mature their whiskey in the micro-gravity environment of space. The space-whiskey has been orbiting the planet at 17,227 miles per hour for the last 3 years and is about to make its way back to solid ground on September 12th, 2014, when some lucky SOBs a team of “researchers” will begin studying the affects of micro-gravity on the maturation process.

According to the company, “It will be the team’s task to proceed to unlock the mysteries of maturation, through the study of the interaction between Ardbeg-crafted molecules and charred oak.” I’m officially setting up a petition to be on that team. I know all about mysteries. And maturation. Just check out the growing boil on my face. I’m not sure why it’s there. That, is a mystery. 


It turns out I’m right where I belong; here’s a map of the world’s alcohol consumption habits created by Ghost in the Data. Utilizing alcohol and health statistics from the World Health Organization, their team created the interactive tool to highlight how countries prefer to get their booze on. You can click on individual countries to show the actual average weekly consumption. Check it out here.