Dr. Bill Lumsden

Dr. Bill Lumsden

Paul Dodds/Ardbeg Distillery via Bloomberg

Dr. Bill Lumsden, head of whisky distilling and creation at Ardbeg Distillery on Scotland's island of Islay, prepares vials of newly distilled single malt molecules and charred wood particles for an experiment on the International Space Station. The mission is to discover how the molecules age in a near zero-gravity environment.