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Unraveling the Mystery of the Canadian Whiskey Fungus

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016

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A great long read about the history of whiskey, microbiology, and how both combined contributed to the growth of a strange fungus close to a distillery.  Fascinating stuff!

The mystery begins as thus:

Doyle had a problem. In the neighborhood surrounding his Lakeshore warehouses, homeowners were complaining about a mysterious black mold coating their houses. And the residents, following their noses, blamed the whiskey. Doyle wanted to know what the mold was and whether it was the company’s fault. Scott headed up to Lakeshore to take a look.

Read the rest at the link below.

 

Photo credit to Caren Alpert

via http://www.wired.com/2011/05/ff_angelsshare/

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