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‘SPACE’- SIDE TOWN SIGN at The Glenlivet Distillery, Ballindalloch, Scotland

WELCOME TO ‘SPACE’-SIDE: THE GLENLIVET CELEBRATES THE RETURN OF SPACE-TRAVELLING BARLEY SEEDS

In a large leap for ‘dramkind’ The Glenlivet, the unique Speyside single malt, is welcoming guests to The Glenlivet Distillery in Speyside to ‘House’-side*. Signage appeared in a single day to mark the return to Earth of barley seeds despatched to area by the College of Guelph, Canada in collaboration with The Glenlivet. The seeds have been put to check final 12 months as a part of a examine to see if they may face up to the consequences of utmost circumstances on the Worldwide House Station and nonetheless be used to create a stellar new expression of The Glenlivet single malt.

Recognized for originality and breaking conference, that is the newest means The Glenlivet continues to form the way forward for single malt. In collaboration with the Faculty of Environmental Sciences on the College of Guelph and know-how firm Aegis Aerospace Inc, the barley seeds have been despatched into area in Might 2021 on a SpaceX rocket. In the course of the testing interval, the seeds have been topic to excessive circumstances, together with zero gravity and the vacuum of area. The outcomes at the moment are being analysed in opposition to the circumstances the seeds have been uncovered to, which is able to assist decide which deep area circumstances they may survive.

The experiment was led by Faculty of Environmental Sciences professor and Managed Surroundings Methods Analysis Facility director, Dr. Mike Dixon as a part of the college’s ongoing analysis into rising crops in area. The objective of the trial is to make sure entry to recent produce for astronauts on long-term missions, in addition to offering clear water captured from the transpiration course of, offering oxygen and eradicating carbon dioxide.

Jayne Murphy, Advertising and marketing Director for The Glenlivet commented: “We’re all the time searching for new methods to innovate our single malt manufacturing and by partnering with the College of Guelph on their trailblazing area experiment, we had the chance to do precisely that. We’re excited to see how the seeds will carry out as they’re planted, harvested, malted and distilled into certainly one of our iconic single malts. We hope it should produce a brand new, extra-terrestrial expression with a beautiful style.”

Dr. Mike Dixon commented: “Traditionally when people have found new land, they’ve produced alcohol, together with whisky. As a whisky fanatic, I need to preserve this custom going as we proceed to discover the potential of life on different planets. We look ahead to working with The Glenlivet and following the journey of the barley seeds again on Earth.”

See the signal celebrating the space-travelling barley seeds on the residence of The Glenlivet on the distillery in Speyside and watch this area for information on The Glenlivet’s ‘House’-side Scotch whisky!

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