Would You Drink the First (New) Chernobyl Vodka?

Aug 16, 2019

(WS) - No, you won't need a hazmat suit to stir your martini, and no, it's not a questionable merch exercise from a recent hit series: But yes, Chernobyl vodka is here. After years of research, rye grain grown on an experimental plot in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, where agriculture is otherwise forbidden, has been distilled into a most potent potable.

This isn't some extreme endgame of the fusion (fission?) drinks trend, but rather the result of University of Portsmouth professor Jim Smith's decades-long academic and humanitarian interest in the region around the site of the 1986 nuclear disaster. "I began to realize that radioactivity was far from being the biggest problem many people face there," Smith explained to Unfiltered via email. "As a key U.N. 2002 report found, the social, psychological and economic consequences of Chernobyl … were the most serious."

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