Member since: October 25, 2011
Hi my names Matt, I'm a medicinal chemist in Brisbane Australia and typically work on developing new cisplatin drugs. It's a little dry and boring most of the time so myself and my workmates have decided to work on a pet project to determine what are the most effective methods of artificially aging wine.
Originally the project was going to be on the artificial aging of single malt whisky from the nant distillery in Tasmania but the costs were prohibitive($5000 for 1 100L barrel) so the project was switched to red wine.
The reason for the switch to red wine is that the aging process is quite similar to that of whiskey. It was thought that the methods learned from experimenting with red wine could then be implemented albeit on a smaller scale with whiskey.
If funding goes over 100% then a study on the effects of rapidly aging single malt whisky shall be initiated and samples sent to the highest contributors.