Plenty of factors go into creating an excellent, top shelf whiskey, but a Portland startup has whittled those down to the two most important elements, Time & Oak Whiskey Elements. Whiskey aged for 10-20 years always costs more, and is typically much better thanks to extended mingling with the oak barrel it's stored in. But now, Time & Oak have created laser cut sticks of American Oak that allows for rapid aging of whiskey. Just place the sticks in some whiskey for 24 hours and get a flavorful drink that tastes like it's been in a barrel for three years. Thanks to the wonders of science, Time & Oak have accelerated the maturation process, and reduced the impurities in one 24 hour fell swoop.