Just Created - VODKA From Chernobyl Water, Grain. Would You Drink It?

August 12, 2019

I consider myself a risk taker but this may be too risky even for me.

A bunch of University of Portsmouth scientists have created vodka from water and grain found inside the Chernobyl exclusion zone.

They've even verified that it is safe to drink - probably by drawing straws because honestly, who's volunteering for that?

The brand, Atomik vodka, is part of a 3 year research project into the radioactivity of crops grown inside the 19-mile radius around the Chernobyl nuclear plant, which experienced a reactor explosion in 1986, according to the University of Portsmouth.

In addition to making all of us slightly happier, the artisan vodka will be giving 75% of the profits back to the affected community.

"I think this is the most important bottle of spirits in the world because it could help the economic recovery of communities living in and around the abandoned areas," says Professor Jim Smith, School of the Environment, Geography and Geosciences, and the guy who heads the project.

I'll drink to that!