Everyone feels more alive when blasting their favorite tunes. The same can be said of spirits. According to a recent study, blasting music while products age actually has positives effects on the finished product. Why this happens has stumped scientists, but it seems pretty obvious to us: good tunes alter chemistry.
Aging is essential when it comes to wine, whiskey, and even some of our favorite beers. No wonder, then, that distillers have started using music (and other sounds), along with barrel aging, to finish their products.
We’ve crafted a drinkable playlist (if you will) of these groundbreaking (and eardrum-rattling) spirits. Sip away and let us know if you can taste the sonic influences.
Christopher Osburn is a freelance writer located in Rochester, NY. He writes primarily about food and drink and has had his work appear on Uproxx, Thrillist, Food & Wine, Paste, Maxim, Men's Journal and a handful of others.