Booze made from birch trees tastes like whisky or brandy, while cedar tree alcohol is more refreshing, according to the researchers. Photo: SCMP/Sibberi
Booze made from birch trees tastes like whisky or brandy, while cedar tree alcohol is more refreshing, according to the researchers. Photo: SCMP/Sibberi
Japan

Japanese researchers hope to be the first to turn wood into booze

Besides making a pleasant drink, turning trees into alcohol will also ‘help promote the forestry industry’, says technique’s developer Yuichiro Otsuka

Booze made from birch trees tastes like whisky or brandy, while cedar tree alcohol is more refreshing, according to the researchers. Photo: SCMP/Sibberi
Booze made from birch trees tastes like whisky or brandy, while cedar tree alcohol is more refreshing, according to the researchers. Photo: SCMP/Sibberi
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