The Science of Alcohol: From Beer to Bourbon



Alcohol has been an important part of human culture for a very long time, and from the basic process, we’ve figured out how to create a wide variety of alcohol beverages!

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Aging


http://www.slate.com/articles/life/drink/2013/03/superaged_spirits_how_old_is_too_old_for_whiskey_gin_and_chartreuse.html

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