In 2019, a group of scientists and distillers decided to create a bold new type of booze: Atomik, an artisanal alcoholic spirit made from ingredients grown in the Chernobyl nuclear power plant’s still-radioactive exclusion zone. (The booze itself was not radioactive after the distilling process, Live Science previously reported).

Now, the first batch of Atomik is finally complete — and all 1,500 bottles of it have been seized by Ukrainian Secret Services agents for unknown reasons, according to a statement from Atomik’s manufacturer, The Chernobyl Spirit Company.