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There's a Way to Age Whiskey In Days Instead of Years, According to Science

Days-old whiskey might soon rival whiskey aged for years.
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There's nothing quite as perfect as a years-long aged whiskey... except a days-old whiskey, thanks to science. That might be a reach, but it looks like new research is making major waves in the alcohol world.

As Quartz highlights, the longest step in the whiskey process is the maturation process, which is why many high-end whiskeys were made in another decade entirely. But now, according to a new study, researchers in Spain have discovered that it's possible to shorten the maturation process while still giving your liquor that lovely aged taste.

The researchers aged brandy—which is made by distilling wine. The researchers mixed the wine with American oak chips before blasting it with ultrasound (sound beyond our range of hearing). The ultrasound caused a release of bioactive compounds (which generally only mixes into liquor through the typical old slow process of aging). But when professional tasters tried the brandy, they said it was just as good as the brandy that aged over the course of many years.

"[The liquor] tasted surprisingly well, with good fruity and sweet flavors and a high aromatic intensity," study co-author Valme García told Discover.

As Quartz notes, this isn't the exact process, as it doesn't account for every aspect, but still—thanks to science for potentially, hopefully, maybe making it easier to have a nice glass of whiskey without breaking the bank.

(H/T Quartz)

From: Esquire

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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