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Events (Past and Future)

  • Display at the 2022 James B. Beam Institute Industry Conferences. [March 14-16 2022]
  • Prints and coasters were auctioned for charity at Bourbon and Bowties. [August 26, 2021]
  • Prints were auctioned for charity at Bourbon and Bowties. [June 6, 2019]
  • This work was selected to go to the Smithsonian in Washington DC to participate in the ACCelerate festival ACCelerate festival. [April 5-7, 2019]
  • One of our pieces (Maker's Mark Cask Strength) has been selected to be displayed at A Smith Gallery from March 15 to May 19, 2019
    This piece received the "Visitor's Award" for this exhibit!
  • I will be giving a seminar through University of Louisville's Department of Chemical Engineering on 1pm on Friday, March 1 [March 1, 2019]
  • A free whiskey web presentation through the Beer with a Scientist series at Holsopple Brewery at 7pm on Dec. 5 [December 5, 2018]
  • The complete gallery and live demo of whiskey webs will be at an evening event at the Kentucky Science Center. [September 14, 2018]
  • A print is on display at the Rabbit Hole Distillery. [September 2018]
  • Prints were auctioned for $900 for charity at Bourbon and Bowties. [June 7, 2018]

In the News

  • The beautiful science of whiskey webs, by Tom Wilmes at Garden and Gun published March 23, 2021.
  • Six quick questions about whiskey webs, by Holly Hinson JB Speed School of Engineering published Feb. 25, 2021.
  • アメリカンウイスキーには“指紋”があった!? たった1滴で銘柄を判別する方法が発見される, by Matt Simon WIRED Japan on June 6, 2020.
  • Spirits remain distinct under the microscope, by Douglas Farmer BioPhotonics for their May/June 2020 issue.
  • Whiskey webs may help identify counterfeit spirits, at IFTNEXT on April 30, 2020.
  • The beautiful patterns left behind when whiskey dries, by Chris Gorski at Inside Science on April 29, 2020. Also picked up by ABC News and Discover Magazine .
  • Lire l'empreinte des whiskys americains, by Irene Lacamp at Sciences et Avenir on April 6, 2020.
  • Whiskyvlekken als toverwebben, by Dorine Schenk at on April 3, 2020.
  • Whiskey webs could snare counterfeiters, by Jamie Durrani at Chemistry World on March 27, 2020.
  • Американский виски опознали по «паутинке» на дне бокала, by Алина Кротова at N+1 on March 27, 2020.
  • The heady, intricate beauty of watching whiskey evaporate, by Matt Simon at WIRED on March 26, 2020.
  • Revealed: the truth at the bottom of a bourbon shot, by Barry Keily at COSMOS magazine on March 26, 2020.
  • Whiskey 'webs' can tell you if your bourbon is genuine, by Tibi Puiu at ZME Science on March 26, 2020.
  • 'Whiskey webs' could spot fake spirits, by Owen Bellwood at The Spirits Business on March 26, 2020.
  • 'Whiskey webs' could help to identify counterfeits, at Technology Networks on March 26, 2020.
  • 'Whiskey webs' could be used to identify counterfeit spirits, from Science 2.0 on March 26, 2020.
  • Forget that tired-old coffee ring effect: 'Whiskey webs' are the new hotness, by Jennifer Oullette at Ars Technica on March 25, 2020.
  • Для вычисления поддельного виски предложили использовать алкогольную "паутину", at Nauka Tass on March 25, 2020.
  • Scientist have uncovered the mechanism behind mesmerizing 'whiskey webs', at SciTechDaily on March 25, 2020.
  • Esqueça o velho e cansado efeito do anel de café: "teias de uísque" são a nova gostosura, at RPL Replicario on March 25, 2020.
  • 'Whiskey webs' are the new 'coffee ring effect', by Katie Cottingham at EurekAlert! on March 25, 2020.
  • 'Whiskey webs' are the new 'coffee ring effect', at on March 25, 2020.
  • 'Whiskey webs' are the new 'coffee ring effect', at nanowerk on March 25, 2020.
  • 'Whiskey webs' are the new 'coffee ring effect', at on March 25, 2020.
  • 'Whiskey webs' are the new 'coffee ring effect', at news wise on March 25, 2020.
  • "Highlights of the Year", by Editors at APS Physics on December 16, 2019.
  • "Whiskey unter dem Mikroskop: Jeder Bourbon hat seinen eigenen 'Fingerabdruck'", by Solvejg Hoffmann at GEO on November 5, 2019.
  • "Was der whiskey verrät", by Nora Ederer at Süddeutsche Zeitung on November 3, 2019.
  • "Recommended reading: the 'fingerprints' of bourbon", by Billy Stelle at Engadget on November 3, 2019.
  • "Bourbon or Scotch? A droplet's dynamics reveal the truth", at Nature on November 1, 2019.
  • "There's American whiskey and there's Scotch whiskey but fingerprinting says there's more to it than difference in spelling", at The Science Times on November 1, 2019.
  • "American whiskeys leave unique ‘webs’ when evaporated", by Maria Temming at ScienceNews on October 31, 2019.
  • "American whiskey leaves behind a web-like 'fingerprint', finds study", by Chris Wilson at Decanter on October 29, 2019.
  • "American whiskey found to leave distinctive 'fingerprint' when it evaporates", by Bob Wirka at on October 28, 2019.
  • "American whiskeys leave 'unique' fingerprints, new study shows", by on October 28, 2019.
  • "American whiskeys leave behind a web-like "fingerprint" as they evaporate, by arstechnica on October 26, 2019.
  • "Whiskey webs identify American spirits, undercompressive shocks give wine its tears", by physicsworld on October 25, 2019.
  • "Synopsis: Telling Whiskey from Whisky", by APS Physics on October 24, 2019.
  • "Whiskey webs, alien abductions, goldfish invasion: News from around our 50 states" from USA Today on June 25, 2019.
  • Our work was featured on the front page of the Courier-Journal on June 25, 2019.
  • "Edible Ending: Whiskey Webs", by Edible magazine on April 30, 2019.
  • Image featured by WIRED on April 7, 2019.
  • Briefly mentioned in "A festival that shows how to combine technology, creativity and innovation" by The Washington Post on March 30, 2019.
  • "Can evaporated drops of bourbon be used to identify counterfeits?", by UofL News on November 27, 2018.
  • "UofL scientists decode 'whiskey webs' that could catch counterfeiters", story by WAVE3 on November 16, 2018.

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