Mystic Galactic, Bourbon Aged in Space, Set to Blast Off


January 19, 2023

Mystic Farm & Distillery Mystic Galactic

Just when it seemed like bourbon aged at seea was an outside-the-box idea, Mystic Farm & Distillery announced the launch of Mystic Galactic, a bourbon whiskey aged for one year in space. 

Mystic plans to work with companies like SpaceX, United Launch Alliance, Rocketlab, Inversion Space, Firefly, and Bank of America, as well as the skilled coopers at the West Virginia Great Barrel Co. to finance, design, test and build vessels to send five barrels of 45% wheat bourbon whiskey to Low Earth Orbit for one year of additional aging. 

The barrels for space aging will be selected from Mystic’s stock that is at least three years old. Mystic makes bourbon crafted from the North Carolina Piedmont’s grain, water and aging climate. The barrels will be re-coopered by the West Virginia Great Barrel Company, with special features and materials designed to survive the rigors of launch, orbit and re-entry.

Most of the bottles will be pre-sold for a $75,000 purchase deposit. Each purchaser will receive a nonfungible token (NFT) to prove authenticity and their right to ownership, and the purchase deposits will be held in an FDIC-insured bank account until the bourbon returns to Earth for bottling. Mystic is planning to provide the bottles for pickup at the distillery.

Remaining bottles will be sold at a market price after pre-orders are fulfilled. Purchasers will have exclusive access to an app that displays real-time mission data, as well as admission to exclusive launch and reentry parties. The hand-crafted glass and machined aluminum bottles will be packed into a custom fitted aluminum flight case with a piece of the actual oak barrel that flew in space. Purchasers will also get a 50-ml sample of the bourbon, so owners won’t have to break the seal on their bottle of Mystic Galactic to taste the rarest spirit in the solar system.

Mystic launched in 2013 with their first product, Mystic Bourbon Liqueur, a unique blend of bourbon, wildflower honey and spices. A woman-owned business, Mystic now operates the largest solar-powered bourbon distillery in the world.

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