Watch out, whiskey drinkers. Everything you know – or think you know – about taste, process and quality could be about to change.
Having realised that the difference between top-shelf whiskey and cheap whiskey is largely down to the amount of time spent in the barrel and the kind of wood used, some clever chaps have invented a way for you to ‘age’ your own whiskey.
Whiskey Elements, a new patented tool kit, includes a wooden stick which takes on the role of the barrel. It ‘accelerates transpiration through capillary action’, and due to its special design, speeds up the ageing process to under 24 hours.
If notes of oak barrel aren’t enough for you, the kit also lets you add natural flavours – including vanilla, maple and smoky or peaty woods.
Even your most discerning of dinner guests will never know the difference.