The Most Hated Man in the Distillery Industry?

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Wired magazine recently profiled a Northern California distiller under the headline, "This Guy Says He Can Make 20-year Old Rum in 6 days." It turns out, experts say he can. When you belly up to the bar, you won't be ordering "oak catalyzed esterification," but you might get Rum that's been made by that process. And you're likely to think it's taken 20 years to distill when, in fact, it's been "aged" for just six days. Bryan Davis doesn't even use barrels. He's got a machine in the garage. He's also co-founder of the Lost Spirits Distillery in Monterey, California.




Warren Olney