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New Weird Distillery
Smithsonian this month has an article about a weird distillery in Los Angeles called "Lost Spirits". They can take a sample of an antique whiskey, rum, or whatever have you, analyze it with their Gas Chromatograph and Mass Spectrometer, and have it in bottles in a few weeks. They have developed ways to compress many years of barrel age into a matter of days.

The distilling industry is very unpleased, especially since these guys are winning awards.
New There's one in Cleveland that has faced similar reactions
When whiskey ages, as the temperature rises and falls the whiskey cycles in and out of the wooden barrels. That's what gives it the flavor. The guys here decided to accelerate that by manipulating heat and pressure.

Turns out unlike wine, which is about the age, with whiskey it's just a matter of how many cycles through the wood. They can do a "30 year" whiskey in less than a year.

Yes, they're winning awards. No, the "traditional" makers don't like it. I guess "cooked locally" doesn't sound as good as "slow aged in oak barrels".
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Drew
New thats a little bit like 3d printing of antique car parts
some folks will use them, certain name brand builders will not and charge a premium to not use them. They still make sales
"Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts" – Richard Feynman
New People who like antiques like them (in part) *because* they're antiques
Whiskey conniseurs, like wine conniseurs, act like it's all about the taste. It's clearly not.
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Drew
New In this case . . .
. . they're using super intense light to break the wood molecules into the form they want. Their objective is not just rapid aging, but to analyze antique potions and produce exact duplicates.
Expand Edited by Andrew Grygus March 27, 2019, 12:09:38 PM EDT
New Prelude to the Star Trek replicator? :-)
And used to create spirits! Whodathunk.

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     Weird Distillery - (Andrew Grygus) - (5)
         There's one in Cleveland that has faced similar reactions - (drook) - (4)
             thats a little bit like 3d printing of antique car parts - (boxley) - (1)
                 People who like antiques like them (in part) *because* they're antiques - (drook)
             In this case . . . - (Andrew Grygus) - (1)
                 Prelude to the Star Trek replicator? :-) - (static)

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