Bryan Davis is an American inventor and distiller. He is most noteworthy for inventing and patenting the first process documented to successfully replicate the effects of barrel ageing of distilled spirits in a laboratory (the Davis method). He is the founder of Lost Spirits an award winning distilled spirits manufacturing company which uses the technology to manufacture its products as well as license the technology to third parties.
In 2015, The Spirits Business presented Davis with the Global Master award for innovation.
As of 2016, the Davis method of aging spirits is only used by a handful of producers. However, it has been widely speculated that Davis’ invention may ultimately revolutionise the spirits industry.
Products made using Davis’ technology have been named the “best spirits of 2015” by Serious Eats, and “best spirits of 2014” by liquor.com. Rum made using the technology won “best in class” at the Miami Rum Renaissance blind judging in 2014. Additionally, his company, was nominated for Craft Distillery of the Year in 2014 by Whisky Magazine.