BEST YEAST IS BACK! Limited Xmas Supply of Global Express Fast & Clean

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Legendary Global Express Fast & Clean Distillers Yeast is back for a limited time only

IN A SURPRISE move, Global Flavors has secured a limited supply of the popular sold-out Global Express Fast & Clean Distillers Yeast, just in time for Christmas.

Global Flavors’ tastemeister Keith Emms announced today that a limited run of 400 sachets (150g) of the yeast has been secured for loyal Global Flavors customers.

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How Are Casks Made?

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THE CONCEPT of the wooden cask hasn’t changed much since it first came into being, but the practice of making it has gradually been refined over the past few millennia.

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Column Still Distillation: How a Column Still Works

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The column still at New Riff Distillery / Photo Credit: New Riff Distillery

NOT LONG ago, we took a look at the beautiful simplicity of the pot still. We explained its inner-workings, and why so many great spirits pour forth from them. Now let’s take a dive into the world of continuous column stills.

Column stills have been around for roughly two centuries, with former Irish exciseman Aeneas Coffey having invented his Coffey still in the 1830s.

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BEGINNERS GEMS #10: Distillation Hints & Tips

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IN THIS BEGINNER'S Gems for Home Distillers, we explore a few hints and tips to help you in your distilling processes.

Our previous Beginners’ Gems posts containing helpful hints, tips and techniques for home distillers, include the following:

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BEGINNERS GEMS #9: Cooling & Alcohol Yield

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IN THIS BEGINNER'S Gems for Home Distillers, we discuss a little more about cooling and issues relating to alcohol content in your still's output.

Our previous Beginners’ Gems posts containing helpful hints, tips and techniques for home distillers, include the following:

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The Story Behind Australia’s First Red Corn Whiskey: from Paddock to Barrel

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Whipper Snapper’s red corn whiskey is an Australian-first. (ABC Rural: Richard Hudson)

A PERTH-BASED distillery and second-generation farmer from Western Australia’s far-north, have teamed up to create the first red corn whiskey in the country.

The collaboration has seen rare, heirloom corn grown by Ord Valley farmer Christian Bloecker, picked and trucked more than 3,000 kilometres to Whipper Snapper for distilling, where it will be poured into American oak barrels and left to mature for the next two years.

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How to Taste Spice Flavors in Whisky

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JUST AS spices transform the act of eating from functional to pleasurable, spice flavors can enliven whisky. Baking spices in particular evoke holiday scents wafting from the kitchen, and the sensations of fresh pastries served warm from the bakery.

The impression of baking spices— we’re talking mainly about cinnamon, nutmeg, star anise, clove, and allspice—adds warmth, color, and complexity to the aroma and flavor of whisky.

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