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Here’s How To Make 20 Year Old Rum in One Week!

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My piece on Bryan Davis and Lost Spirits just hit Wired this morning. Check it out!

Davis has come up with a method of producing spirits that taste like they’ve been aging in the barrel for 20 years, but his process only takes six days. Davis doesn’t accelerate the aging process like so many of the methods that have been tried in the past. Rather, he shortcuts it by taking new distillate and running it through his proprietary chemical reactor. Davis’s device forces the creation of the same key chemical compounds that give a well-aged spirit its unique character. Give him a week, and Davis says he can create a booze that tastes decades old.

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Christopher Null

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company.

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  1. Steve April 8, 2015

    Nice article. That guy would be doing himself a huge favor if he didn’t look so smug in every photo. I’m willing to see past that and his history of lashing out at critics who didn’t like his previous releases to give this new process an honest try. I’m curious, but extremely skeptical.

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  2. Christopher Null April 8, 2015

    Bryan does have a smile that’s almost disarming, but that’s just his smug resting face.

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