Tuesday, November 25, 2014

the mystery of scotch whisky rings

CC BY-NC image by clappstar via Flickr
Along his culinary journey he became intoxicated not only with sipping the amber liquid but with photographing it, too. His subject, however, was not a two-fingers’ pour but the dried drops left over in the bottom of the glass, which—as he discovered one morning while loading the dishwasher—leave intricate, lacelike designs in their evaporative wake. Photographic interest piqued, Button began experimenting with different Scotches, whiskeys and bourbons to see what kind of patterns he could coax out of those spirits’ departing drops.
The rest of this interesting story of libational and photographic curiosity is here, at Scientific American.