Chernobyl Spirit Drinks Seized By Ukraine Security Teams

Chernobyl Spirit Drinks Seized By Ukraine Security Teams

The first bottles of an "artisanal spirit" made using apples grown near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant were seized by Ukrainian authorities.

Andrew H. Sweet
Andrew H. Sweet

The first bottles of an "artisanal spirit" made using apples grown near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant were seized by Ukrainian authorities.
The Chernobyl Spirit Company said 1,500 bottles of Atomik alcoholic drink were confiscated from a truck at a distillery in the Carpathians and taken to the Kyiv Prosecutor's office.
A primary objective of developing the spirit was to demonstrate how to repurpose the land surrounding the exclusion zone.
According to its creators, the spirit is Chernobyl's first consumer product since the 1986 nuclear disaster. They had "no idea" why Ukrainian authorities seized the shipment en route to the United Kingdom.

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