Meet The Four Year Bourbon Aged in Eight Hours

Courtesy of Terressentia, via The Salt

Courtesy of Terressentia, via The Salt

Kentucky bourbon is in high demand these days. Sales and production of the whiskey have surged in recent years.

The demand has created a problem: a shortage of barrels. Bourbon is typically aged for several years in wooden casks.

But one company has found a work-around. It’s come up with a chemical process that ages bourbon not in years — but in hours. The innovation is unsettling an industry that is long-soaked in history and tradition.

Read (and listen to) the rest on The Salt.

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