May 9, 2017

My days I devote to reading and to experiments in chemistry...*

Last Saturday we visited Lost Spirits Distillery located in Arts District of Los Angeles. The distillery is not officially open yet and they are not quite in full production but it is possible to take a tour and catch a glimpse of the project and meet Bryan Davis a.k.a. Mad Scientist who is behind all this...

Bryan is working on accelerated aging for some time using techniques and machinery he invented and improves his method day by day. I really don't want to ignite the discussion about accelerated aging here or discuss the specifics about what he does and how he does. This might be a topic for later maybe when I have his rum and whisky to review... But to be honest I don't want to share any photos or details about our visit either because right after we finished the tour I thought that it would be wrong to do so. I really don't want to ruin a very special experience for anybody... All I can say is that the tour is nowhere near to any distillery tour you can possibly imagine... Bryan is a restless engineer, a mad scientist, a brown spirits enthusiast, a technology geek and an entertainer who likes to have fun... He is creating a very unique place in this new developing part of Los Angeles which fits so perfect to the identity of this city. It is new, innovative, exciting, entertaining and damn smart... I am not talking about his products by the way. Although his rum and whisky left me in total awe I am talking about the whole experience here... You can see in his eyes how proud he is about his space. It is an absolute joy to watch him...

If you have any interest in engineering or if you are a science nerd and love physics and chemistry, if you appreciate craftsmanship or simply respect people following their passion and most importantly if you like rum and whisky go there... Visit the distillery, meet Bryan and take the tour... Even if you hate the idea of accelerated aging be openminded, listen to him and taste his products. You might not change your mind at the end which is totally fine but I guarantee you that you will have a hell of a time... I will definitely go there again when he is done to see the finished space...

For booking a tour visit Lost Spirits Distillery's web-site and look for the reservations tab...

* from the "Island of Dr. Moreau" by H. G. Wells