Next Century Spirits – Custom Distilled Spirits Provider
Next Century Spirits is a technology company specializing in the creation and processing of distilled spirits
Next Century Spirits was established in Raleigh, NC in 2018. They blend together traditional distilling techniques and unique finishing technologies to create enhanced spirits. Their new processing technology creates a tool for a traditional distiller to expand their repertoire of achievable flavours and aromas, while improving quality, maintaining consistency, and reducing supply chain issues. This technology allows for tight control over the entire production process and maturation system, resulting in the ability to create bold, complex flavour profiles faster than any other distilled spirits group in the world.
They aim to blend tradition and technology in order to supply the global spirits market with the best products possible. With adaptable, state-of-the-art systems, they provide spirits that are used in everything from craft brands to large, bulk blends.
While quality and efficiency are the primary objectives of Next Century Spirits. It is also equally as committed to sustainable, eco-friendly products. Their technology allows them to minimize the amount of wood used to age their whiskies, rums, and tequilas, which, in turn, greatly reduces the number of trees cut down in the process.
Traditionally, aged spirits must spend long periods of time in oak barrels and the best cuts of oak wood, used in coopering, come from the heart of the tree, resulting in the loss of one adult tree for every three barrels made. Oftentimes, the trees selected for harvesting are over 100 years old, making this an unsustainable practice. On top of this, most whiskey must be stored in new, virgin casks, meaning that the barrels often can’t be easily recycled within sections of the whiskey industry. With large distilleries running through over 1.5 million barrels a year, it’s obvious to see where improvements in sustainability can be made.
Traditional barrel ageing of spirits involves taking distilled liquor and storing it in wooden casks for up to 40+ years. During this time, a number of chemical reactions take place that develop the characteristic flavours and aromas of whiskey and other brown spirits. The entire maturation process involves many different, individual reactions occurring constantly inside of the barrel.
Their patented process combines traditional whiskey making techniques with a proprietary finishing technology to create complex and unique flavour profiles that are typical of spirits matured for a much longer length of time.
NEXT CENTURY'S ADVANTAGE
- CUSTOM SPIRITS CREATION
NCS's technology allows them to tweak a large number of variables in their spirits, creating a wide array of different profiles, tastes, and aromas in the finished product.
- EASY SCALABILITY
Developing their own equipment pieces and stills means that NCS can test out different mash bills, wood types, fractional cuts, and processing capabilities in sizes ranging from just 1 litre, all the way up to 6000 gallons.
- QUICK TURNAROUND
Utilizing their revolutionary technology, NCS can produce huge volumes of your custom spirits in a fraction of the time required by normal ageing methods. This means that you can hit the market faster, and for less money.
They understand that every brand is different. From whiskies to rums to tequilas, each brand develops a marketable identity that makes up the basis for their product line. They offer custom product creation and manufacturing across a wide range of spirits, meaning that they can craft exactly the right type of liquor for their clients, each with their own unique needs.
Their team of experienced blenders and operators can create the perfect spirit for your private brand or private label business. Having crafted and worked with dozens of different award-winning products, their master blender can help refine your vision and get it on the shelf for less than other "turnkey" groups.
- Concept creation
- Flavour profile development
- Material sourcing
- Processing and batching
- Bottling and packaging
- Formulation & regulatory management