An online spirits merchant is remembering the past and future of NASA missions to the moon with Limited supply of scotch whiskey for 2022.
Scotland-based The Whiskey Barrel is marking the new year with the release of its first bottled Artemis whiskey to celebrate the upcoming first flight of NASA’s new moon program. The bottler also has an Apollo range, including a one-barrel whiskey bottled for the last mission to send the astronauts to the moon 50 years ago.
“When the crew of Apollo 17 returned to Earth in December 1972, the program came to an end amid waning enthusiasm and finances. Few people realized that it would be another 50 years before a program would exist. new to bring humans closer to our beautiful moon, “The Whiskey Barrel wrote on its corporate blog.
Originally scheduled for 2017 but delayed by a series of technical and budgetary obstacles, NASA’s Artemis 1 mission is now targeted to launch a Orion spaceship on a three-week mission around the moon in the spring of 2022. The flight will mark the capsule’s first integration test and Missile Space Launch System (SLS) on a journey that will circumnavigate the moon at a greater distance into space than in any previous journey Crew ranked spacecraft have traveled before.
“To celebrate (still delayed) Released Artemis 1, we are delighted to bring you a one-of-a-kind cask from Islay to mark our return to the moon,” the bottler writes on its website. As planned, this fine whiskey did not fall to exactly the same level of lag [as the mission] so in full expectation, and for you to have on hand when launch day arrives, The Whiskey Barrel presents the Bunnahabhain Artemis First Launch Edition. “
Matured in a single hogshead cask and distilled in 1990 at the Bunnahabhain Distillery on Islay Island, The first release of Artemis has a design-inspired label with line drawings of the Orion spacecraft and the SLS rocket.
“We think enjoying this when Artemis 1 comes out next year provides the timing for this,” wrote The Whiskey Barrel, adding tasting notes of “orbital barley sugar, ginger eclipse, pulsar lemonade, hot chili rocket fuel, honey, sun salt and pepper.”
Limited to 285 bottles, the Artemis First Launch Edition retails for $245.43 and can be shipped worldwide.
If the past suits your taste, The Whiskey Barrel also has an exclusive cask whiskey to celebrate Apollo 17 mission to land on the moon 50 years ago in December 2022.
“On December 13, 1972, astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt performed the ultimate lunar surface exploration. This would be man’s last step in not only the Apollo missions but anyone’s. On the same day back on planet Earth, this whiskey from the Invergordon distillery was fully loaded into its casks,” wrote The Whiskey Barrel.
Named after Cernan’s call back to Earth when he and Schmitt left the moon, “We’re on our way, Houston!” Blended Grain Scotch Whiskey has an image of Apollo 17’s Saturn V rocket on the launch pad on its label. Flavor notes include “deep space orange peel on the starlight beam of nutmeg orbiting the mint asteroid, the nebula of the loaves, the meteor shower of cinnamon, leather, and oak observed layers.” soft dry finish.”
Released in October and limited to just 109 bottles, Apollo 17 “We’re on our way, Houston!” version on sale for $363.03.
In addition to Apollo 17, The Whiskey Barrel’s “black label” Apollo series also includes spirits bottled for the Apollo 8, Apollo 9, Apollo 10, Apollo 11, Apollo 14 and Apollo 15 versions. Apollo 12 and Apollo 16 are still there. will continue to be released.
Whiskey Barrel also sells an exclusive trio of Scotch whiskeys celebrating “dangerous, exciting and simply hilarious moments” from the three Apollo missions with labels featuring the artwork by illustrator Jamie Coe. This trio commemorates the lightning strike during the Apollo 12 launch, the first golf swing on the moon on Apollo 14, and the discovery of the Genesis Rock on Apollo 15.
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