This Distillery Just Got a Patent for a Process That Ages Whiskey in a Week
After working on it for years, the process is now on the books.
The craft spirits industry, like plenty of other craft food and beverage sectors, has seen a boom in the past decade. But many of these boozy upstarts are encountering a unique problem: Customers like whiskey that’s been aged for years and, if they can get it, decades. That’s a hard demand to meet when you’ve only been in business for six months. However, a California distillery not only thinks it’s found a way to circumvent Father Time, it’s recently been issued patents covering these procedures, and the man behind this method says he can recreate 20 years’ worth of aging in under a week.
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