Bompas & Parr Create An Inhalable Whiskey Tornado

This installation allows visitors to consume the airy beverage through a straw.


Bompas & Parr was founded by Sam Bompas and Harry Parr who specialize in creating art using food. Recently, the British duo created a small tornado in a glass casing using whisky mist. The installation is part of the Feed Your Mind: The King’s Festival of Food and Ideas in London.

The spinning effect is created using powerful humidifiers and negative air pressure. Visitors can inhale the whisky mist through a straw and the airy beverage can actually make you drunk. Bompas & Parr issued a statement that. “Inhaling the Whisky Tornado will intoxicate as the alcohol is absorbed through the lungs and straight into the blood, bypassing your liver.”

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Bompas explains the installation as:

It’s a metaphor for ‘the impact the Scottish weather has on flavour formation in whisky. Sunlight, temperature, rainfall and humidity all contribute to the distinctive aromatics found in the spirit.

Photos courtesy of Design Week

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