Artificial Tongue Detects Counterfeit Whisky

Designed to taste the subtle differences between whiskies—and ultimately detect counterfeit products—the University of Glasgow’s “artificial tongue” uses sub-microscopic slices of aluminum and gold as tastebuds. A checkerboard of these “buds” absorb light differently when in contact with different whiskies. They can identify individual liquids with 99% accuracy. As Slash Gear reports, this technology can also be used “in food safety testing, quality control, security, …

The Jack Daniel’s Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee

Since 1866, Jack Daniels has produced one of America's most beloved spirits in a dry county

Few American spirits have as much clout as Jack Daniel’s. Since 1866, the Tennessee whiskey has been produced in its hometown of Lynchburg, a hamlet located within a dry county 70 miles southeast of Nashville. Despite the prohibition of alcohol sales in Moore County, the Jack Daniel’s Distillery offers year-round tours that include tastings of the caramel elixir and access to the official bottle shop—not …

Wolves Whiskey Debuts With a Complex Blend

Featuring rye and a pair of whiskeys made from craft beer

Distilled in California using a style of still that’s been widely retired, Wolves Whiskey launches with a proprietary blend of three experimental spirits. Though percentages aren’t disclosed, their “First Run” whiskey (the official title of this release) is a blend of a “whiskey distilled from craft stout beer, aged in French Oak for eight years, a whiskey distilled from craft pilsner beer, aged in New …