LOS ANGELES, March 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lost Spirits Technology LLC (Lost Spirits) is pleased to announce that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the company two key patents governing its revolutionary distilled spirits maturation process.
US patent applications 14/594,944 and 14/795,841 have been issued notices of allowance by USPTO. They describe processes for maturing distilled spirits involving heat driven esterification and photocatalytic polymer degradation of oak barrel staves. Lost Spirits has shown that its patented process creates chemical reactions in distilled spirits similar to those that take place in oak barrels over the course of decades.
Bryan Davis, the inventor named on both patents, has published data demonstrating that the new technology can nearly identically match the chemical signature of a 20-year-old rum, but do so in under a week's time.
The awarding of these patents enables Lost Spirits to commercialize, protect and further develop its revolutionary technology. This includes designing and marketing unique matured spirits that are impossible to produce via conventional spirits-making techniques -- in effect creating a new spirits growth platform.
First applied successfully to rum, Lost Spirits' technology has since been proven effective in other spirits categories. Utilizing its patented process and associated THEA reactor, Lost Spirits Distillery recently released its "Abomination" line of whiskies*. Abomination whiskies benefit from combining Islay spirit with charred and toasted oak staves seasoned with California late harvest Riesling. These unique whiskies have received a stellar critical reception.
A sampling of third party Lost Spirits whiskey reviews can be read here:
About Lost Spirits: Headquartered in the Los Angeles Arts District, Lost Spirits Technology LLC operates as an Intellectual Property licensing company focused on commercializing the firm's revolutionary IP. Though they are operated by the same team, the company is distinct from Lost Spirits Distillery LLC, which is a celebrated boutique distillery principally engaged in the research, design, and development of new culinary experiences within distilled spirits.
* "Whiskies" are described as such within this release in order to help writers understand what to expect from these products in terms of their chemical composition and flavor profiles. Abomination brand products are labeled as a Heavily Peated Malt, a descriptor approved by the US government (TTB) specifically for this product.
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