Why Dried Whiskey Under Microscope Looks Like #Art


“This image might look like a painting of an ocean scene at night, but it’s actually a close-up of Glenlivet 162.” – Ernie Button

Dried whiskey at the bottom of a glass produces stunning images that closely resemble fine art paintings, shows new research that also helps explain how the patterns form.

The effect results from both the chemical composition of whiskey as well as fluid dynamics. The presentation “Painting Pictures with Whiskey,” explaining the phenomenon, took place today during the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting, held in San Francisco.



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