Liquid Sunshine: Scotch Whisky & Irish Whiskey

Thursday, August 31, 2023 12:00 pm EST

George Bernard Shaw famously called whiskey “liquid sunshine.” But what does it really take to bottle sunshine? Join Notre Dame chemistry professor Ken Kuno and Ron C. Runnebaum ‘96, associate professor in the Department of Viticulture and Enology at the Robert Mondavi Institute of Wine and Food Science at UC Davis, as they uncover the chemical mysteries behind Scotch Whisky and Irish Whiskey and answer the age-old question of how one spells it correctly.

The Secret Life of Spirits, from the Notre Dame College of Science and Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business is presented in collaboration with the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine & Food Science at University of California, Davis. The Secret Life of Spirits is co-sponsored by Notre Dame Family Wines, YoungND and Notre Dame Senior Alumni.

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