Whisky world at war as tech allows spirits to be ‘aged’ instantly

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London — In HG Wells’s 1901 short story The New Accelerator, a scientist invents a potion that enables anyone who drinks it to move through time considerably faster than normal, travelling long distances in what others perceive as just a fraction of a second.

Bryan Davis, Los Angeles-based distiller and lifelong Wells admirer, has not accomplished this feat. But he claims to have achieved something that is — in the drinks world at least — almost as remarkable: he can put spirits through decades’ worth of ageing in just a few days using heat and light…

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