Humans have been drinking alcohol for centuries, but there are still many things we don’t understand about it…basic things like the chemistry behind fermentation and the biology behind the effect it has on us. Wired Magazine’s Adam Rogers has been studying the science of alcohol for his new book “Proof: The Science of Booze” and “distills” it into layman’s terms for us on this week’s WhiskyCast In-Depth. In the news, UK regulators want the public to weigh in on the sale of Whyte & Mackay, Campari completes its acquisition of Canada’s Forty Creek Distillery, and Australia’s Tasmania Distillery is on the move. We’ll continue the science focus in this week’s tasting notes with a look at the latest Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection Bourbons.
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