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A Look at the Lost Spirits Rapid Aging System

September 22, 2015

Greetings, folks!

Today we take a detour from rum reviews to report on a recent field trip to Lost Spirits’ hilltop lab where history is made, and time is perpetually on fast forward. You may have read the press release on their THEA One rapid alcohol aging system, but let’s add a bit of context and even taste some of the booze produced through this novel process.

Check out the article: Alcohol Production in the Fourth Dimension, A look at Lost Spirits’ THEA One Reactor, a time machine for booze.

Cheers,
Josh

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. saraleib permalink
    September 22, 2015 12:11 pm

    I’ve always been interested in Bryan Davis and Lost Spirits. The fact that he’s now started a tech company leads me to believe that this will be a MAJOR disruptor of the booze industry. Pretty thrilling for them (and of course I wish I’d invested early). My biggest question is whether there’s going to be labeling required for THEA-aged vs. barrel-aged?

    • Josh Miller permalink*
      September 22, 2015 1:22 pm

      I’m not sure how the TTB will come down on such age statements, but they’re the ones who will get to decide.

  2. September 22, 2015 1:40 pm

    This latest of a long string of fast aging schemes, has yet to update their earlier claims and “white papers”. I’m so sorry, but I see no reason to believe that this latest incarnation of his earlier device. For a real and very technical response to his “science”:
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    http://www.inwithbacchus.com/2015/04/of-replicants-and-reactions.html
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    In very simple terms, this competent commentator states several major shortfalls. Really one one rum was used for comparison, and sadly it was altered with sugar. Only a few major long chain esters were compared, the comparison were notably different, and the hundreds of other taste components were simply not addressed.
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    Lost Spirits cannot cite one distillery who is successfully using and promoting this nuclear reactor, and at a miniscule 550 liters/week, no major distiller will have a serious interest. To me the claims remind me of the Chip Tate affair, wherein yet another mad hatter distiller made extravagant claims that never even came close to fruition.
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    It seems that Lost Spirits can’t even produce and age much of their own products, which still cannot be found in South Florida. All in all, I’ll believe it when I taste it. All readers should be SURE to read the counterpoint which takes apart LS’s complicated claims…

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