Mystic Farm & Distillery co-owner Jonathan Blitz said the company hopes to launch five barrels into space in January 2024 and produce 1,500 bottles.
What do Elon Musk and the beloved North Carolina bourbon brand have in common? It turns out to be an entrepreneurial space-age vision. There, thanks to new heights reached by commercial products, they become luxury goods for the ultra-rich.
On Friday, Mystic Farm & Distillery announced that it has entered the space race. Mystic GalacticBourbon whiskey aged in space for one year.on the phone with IndyMystic co-owner Jonathan Blitz said the distillery will launch five barrels into space in January 2024, produce 1,500 750ml bottles, and initially sell two-thirds of them. is hoping for
He adds that the company has many promising rocket builder vendors it can work with for missions, including SpaceX, Rocketlab, Inversion Space and Firefly.
But first: In the coming weeks, Mystic plans to launch pre-sales of 1,000 future bottles with a purchase deposit of $75,000. According to the press release, purchasers of the rare bourbon will receive a non-fungible token (NFT) and the purchase deposit will be held in an “FDIC-insured account until the bourbon is returned to Earth for bottling.”
Blitz says the idea has been in the making for years.
“Ever since I was a kid and my business partners were kids, we’ve been fascinated by space and spaceflight,” says Blitz. “Ever since I was a kid in his ’80s, everyone was saying, ‘Oh, we’re going to make it in space.’ will be the product of
The Mission Control Center is based on our campus in North Carolina.
For the price tag, buyers can access perks like glass onion Plot points such as an app that tracks mission data and admission to “two ultra-luxury events featuring music and world-class food and drink,” according to a press release. Carefully reconditioned using special techniques for re-entry conditions for three years, it could be available as early as 2028.
According to Blitz, reentry is the most delicate part of this unprecedented process.
“The biggest problem is getting that bourbon back into the atmosphere,” he says. “We’re coming back at about 26,000 mph, so the vehicle needs good heat insulation.”
But barrels aren’t the only thing that needs a secure rocket. Rocket also needs a secure barrel, says Blitz, and he and his collaborators are working on a special barrel that keeps the inside from sloshing as the bourbon ages.
“If that bourbon starts shaking on its way back through the atmosphere, it could destabilize the spacecraft and cause it to crash,” he says.
And while the hype around the NFT market has essentially died down (perhaps for the better), this is a unique situation that requires a stamp of credibility, says Blitz. In other words, Mystic requires bourbon to be picked up in person in North Carolina when it’s available.
So, if you’ve read this far, recently won the lottery, and decided to purchase one of the 750 ML bottles, I have just one more question.
no one knows. “There’s only one way to find out,” says the website. “We’re as excited as you are to taste it.” But taste isn’t the only thing that matters. Buyers will also receive his 50ml sample of Galactic Bourbon along with the bottle, so there’s no need to unseal the rare bottle.
“We are redefining what it means to create a rare spirit,” Blitz said in a press release. Yes, it is the ultimate in luxury and exclusivity.”
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