When you pour yourself a drink, do you stop and think about how and where the booze was made? Wine drinkers will sometimes talk about how the Italian grapes taste more like "sunshine," than the California grapes. Or Whiskey drinkers can taste hints of oak from the barrels used to age their drink.

Now, vodka drinkers can taste the radioactive notes from grains grown in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Thats right! Booze made in the vicinity of the worst nuclear meltdown mankind has ever seen. Mmmmmmmmm!

The ominously named “Atomik Vodka” is made with grain and water grown in the very zone once evacuated for its radiation levels, and has become the first consumer product to hail from the abandoned region since the disaster.

The vodka is a product of the Chernobyl Spirit Company, which is a part of a long-standing project led by professor Jim Smith of the UK’s University of Portsmouth. His project has, since the ’90s, looked into the transfer of radioactivity to crops grown in the Chernobyl exclusion zone.

There is only one small problem. The company has only made one bottle, and they are not able to sell it. Guess we will just have to wait for another catastrophic meltdown. I wonder if Fukushima makes a good Saki?

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