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Black Hills distillery explores using sound waves to age liquor

Jerry Sailer

This interview originally aired on "In the Moment" on SDPB Radio.

Jerry Sailer, owner of Contraband Distillery, is experimenting with using music to age and change the flavoring of his whiskey and bourbon.

He explains the science of aging liquor and why music can speed up the process and affect the taste. We learn how Sailer, sound expert Riley Cassidy and engineer Sam Papendick built the distillery's sonic technology.

Plus, we learn which genre he thinks creates the best flavor.

Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.
Ellen Koester is a producer of In the Moment, SDPB's daily news and culture broadcast.