We've updated our Privacy Policy to make it clearer how we use your personal data.

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience, read our Cookie Policy

The Chemistry Behind Whiskey

Video   May 02, 2017

 

American Chemical Society's Reaction's video describes how whiskey is made and gets its flavors. 

The latest episode of Reactions celebrates the chemical process of distillation that makes bourbon and other whiskey varieties possible. Since water and ethanol, along with tasty flavors, have different boiling points, they can be separated by carefully heating the mash that starts off every whiskey. Each distillery carefully protects their still design, engineered to create their signature liquor. The strongest flavors take aging, but might some innovative whiskey makers find a way to hack maturation time? There's a barrel-full of chemistry in this video about whiskey

 
More Information
 
 
 

Recommended Videos

The Promise and Limits of Cancer Immunotherapy

Video

A pioneer in cancer care treatment, oncologist Lennie Sender has a deep understanding of both the possibilities and limitations of harnessing the immune system to treat different types of cancer.

WATCH NOW

"Particle" Robots: The Bio-inspired Bots That Move With No Brain

Video

Researchers have built a robot made up of individual ‘particles’ that moves with no centralized control. The bots rely on the same kind of statistical mechanics that allows groups of cells to move, creating some intriguing possibilities.

WATCH NOW

What Are Antibody-Drug Conjugates (ADCs)?

Video

Antibody-drug conjugates or ADCs represent an innovative therapeutic application that combines the unique properties of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) with the potent cell killing activity of cytotoxic small molecule drugs.

WATCH NOW

 

To personalize the content you see on Technology Networks homepage, Log In or Subscribe for Free

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE