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1. (WO2018204329) METHOD FOR RAPID MATURATION OF DISTILLED SPIRITS USING NEGATIVE PRESSURE PROCESSES

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/204329    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/030402
Publication Date: Fri Nov 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Wed May 02 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: C12G 3/08
C12H 1/22
B65B 31/04
Applicants: LOST SPIRITS TECHNOLOGY LLC
Inventors: DAVIS, Bryan, A.
Title: METHOD FOR RAPID MATURATION OF DISTILLED SPIRITS USING NEGATIVE PRESSURE PROCESSES
Abstract:
In a process for maturing a distilled spirit, air is percolated through a distilled spirit in a container with a headspace at a gauge pressure between about-25 inHg and about -30 inHg, until alcohol concentration of the distilled spirit is reduced by between about 1% to about 2% by volume, an until the total volume of the distilled spirit is reduced by about 10% or less. The distilled spirit may begin with an alcohol concentration greater than 60% by volume, and then be diluted with water to an alcohol concentration between about 50% and about 55% by volume. The diluted distilled spirit may be treated again with percolating air until the alcohol concentration is reduced by an additional amount of between about 0.3% and about 1% by volume. The alcohol concentration may be determined by an in-line density meter connected to the container.