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https://www.forbes.com/sites/jenniferhicks/2020/07/29/distilling-liquor-with-machine-learning-and-big-data/

 

Another fast aging technology:

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"We use automation and predictive analytics to reduce the chaos, control flavor profiles, and scale precision quality control in the finishing process," said Nick Scarff, Master Blender and vice president of business development at Next Century Spirits. "The systems we use are fully programmable, designed to optimize certain temperatures, alcohol concentrations, and other conditions that form and maintain desired flavors."

 

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Has anyone tried actual samples of spirits that have gone through any of the "fast aging" systems?

I spoke with a different company recently and requested samples of both "before" and "after" versions.

We'll see if they come through.

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Personally I've not tried one but all the reviews I've heard is that the spirit displays some positive characteristics of aging but some are missing leading to an odd flavor.

Some reviews:

TerraPURE: https://reviews.whiskeyfellow.net/2020/04/oz-tyler-kentucky-rye-review-tasting.html

Cleveland Whiskey's proprietary process: https://distiller.com/spirits/cleveland-bourbon

THEA Reactor: https://thewhiskeywash.com/whiskey-styles/american-whiskey/whiskey-review-round-lost-spirits-old-traditional-new-thea-whiskeys/

 

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We played around quite a bit with ultrasound.  Did some double blind taste tests that saw a statistically significant difference (3 sample triangle test), however the panelists were somewhat split on what was "better".  So while treatment made a statistically significant difference, it was not better.  That said, with further testing, it was clear that the impact was temporary.  After a few months in the bottle, there was no longer any difference between treated and untreated.  We don't use it in production, but I still occasionally play around with it.  My last working theory was that the difference was caused by ultrasound forcing out dissolved gasses, which was temporary until the liquid could equilibrate with air again.

 

 

 

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