Bryan Davis (inventor)

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Bryan Davis
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Bryan Davis posing with an early Lost Spirits aging reactor.
Born (1981-04-13) April 13, 1981 (age 37)
Monterey, California
Nationality United States
Alma mater San Francisco Art Institute
Occupation Founder and CEO of Lost Spirits[1]
Known for Inventing the Davis method of aging spirits[2]

Bryan Davis (born 1981 in Monterey, California) is an American inventor and distiller. He is most noteworthy for inventing and patenting the first process documented to successfully replicate some of the effects of barrel ageing of distilled spirits in a laboratory (the Davis method).[3][4] He is the founder of Lost Spirits an award-winning distilled spirits manufacturing company which uses the technology to manufacture its products as well as license the technology to third parties.[5][6]

In 2015, The Spirits Business presented Davis with the Global Master award for innovation.[7]

As of 2016, the Davis method of aging spirits is only used by a handful of producers. However, it has been widely speculated that Davis' invention may ultimately revolutionize the spirits industry.[8][9][10][11][12]

Products made using Davis' technology have been named the "best spirits of 2015" by Serious Eats, and "best spirits of 2014" by liquor.com.[13][14] Rum made using the technology won "best in class" at the Miami Rum Renaissance blind judging in 2014.[15] Additionally, his company, was nominated for Craft Distillery of the Year in 2014 by Whisky Magazine.[16]

Education[edit]

Bryan Davis is a notable autodidact.[17] He has a Bachelor of fine Arts degree from The San Francisco Art Institute, yet was able to master organic chemistry sufficiently well to make a breakthrough in the industry, primarily reading pubmed and Wikipedia.[18][19]

Career[edit]

Davis was the co-founder and distiller of Obsello Absinthe, and Port of Dragons gin before founding Lost Spirits in 2010.[20][21][22][23]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Bryan Alexander Davis". Linkedin.com.[self-published source]
  2. ^ https://talesofthecocktail.com/in-depth/lost-spirits-high-tech-booze
  3. ^ "This Guy Says He Can Make 20-Year-Old Rum in 6 Days". Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  4. ^ "Shaken and Stirred". The Analytical Scientist. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  5. ^ "Lost Spirits Cuban Style Rum from California". Robs Rum Guide. 2014-08-12. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  6. ^ "013-Rum-Fest-Lost Spirits". 2016-04-16. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  7. ^ "The Distillery Masters 2016 results". www.thespiritsbusiness.com. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  8. ^ "High-tech "Frankenstein booze" aged without the barrels". Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  9. ^ Anderson, Mark. "Lost Spirits Technology: A new way to make superb liquor quicker". Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  10. ^ "Frankenstein Booze | GoSpotCheck | Data Collection". Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  11. ^ "Lost Spirits Distillery's Aging Reactor Could Transform the Craft Spirits Industry - Cocktail Wonk". 2015-04-01. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  12. ^ Spirits, Tony Sachs Drinker of; Music, Listener of; Baseball, Watcher of; Words, Writer of (2015-04-02). "Creating 20-Year-Old Liquor in Six Days: How the Spirits Industry Is About to Be Transformed". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  13. ^ Eats, Serious. "The Best New Spirits of 2015". www.seriouseats.com. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  14. ^ "A Rum Distillery Claims to Have a Chemical Reactor That Will Rapidly Age Spirits". Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  15. ^ "2012 Competition - Miami Rum Renaissance Festival". www.rumrenaissance.com. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  16. ^ "Icons of Whisky USA 2014 - Winners". www.whiskymag.com. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  17. ^ TEDx Talks (2015-12-31), The new spirit of innovation | Bryan Davis | TEDxBermuda, retrieved 2016-07-15
  18. ^ "Shaken and Stirred". The Analytical Scientist. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  19. ^ Spirits, Tony Sachs Drinker of; Music, Listener of; Baseball, Watcher of; Words, Writer of (2015-04-02). "Creating 20-Year-Old Liquor in Six Days: How the Spirits Industry Is About to Be Transformed". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  20. ^ Goldfarb, Aaron (2015-09-26). "Great Rum Without Rotting Goat Heads". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  21. ^ "Distillery claims it's 'hacked' barrel ageing process for spirits". Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  22. ^ "Lost Spirits Distillery Navy Style Rum". Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  23. ^ "Culture Trip – The Best Craft Distilleries in California". www.spiritworksdistillery.com. Retrieved 2016-07-15.

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