IT TOOK some doing, but Global Flavors Tastemeister Keith Emms has finally sourced and developed an outstanding world-class liquid smoke – Global Flavors 250ml DOUBLE STRENGTH Liquid Toasted Oak Smoke for Home Distillers.
Following the successful combo of Global Flavors’ Genuine USA Toasted Premium Oak Chips and their Liquid Oak Premium Oak Extract for Bourbon & whisky, Keith decided it was time to add a truly premium liquid smoke to the range.
“Our liquid oak has been so popular I thought we should add a new companion product – a fair dinkum top class liquid smoke,” Keith said this week.
“There were quite a few sources to choose from, but we decided toasted oak was the best fit in our range, given our toasted oak chips are so popular.”
“We’ve made it double strength, like our Wild Double Strength Bourbon Spirit Essence, so it’ll be a case of adding a few drops from a syringe to your neutral alcohol, and taste-test it, until you get the flavour just how you like it.”
Keith believes there’s an excellent opportunity for home distilling enthusiasts to introduce a little smoke into both whiskies and bourbons without going to all the trouble of experimenting with peat and other items which can result in unknown results and potentially taint an otherwise brilliant run.
Global Flavors Genuine Liquid Toasted Oak Smoke is an all-natural product with no additives or preservatives. It is manufactured using a safe, water-based process, in which unwanted byproducts are removed.
How is liquid smoke made?
Global Flavors Genuine Liquid Toasted Oak Smoke is not a chemical or synthetic flavour.
There’s nothing “synthetic” about it – it’s not made from chemicals.
It is made by placing high grade smoking woods in sealed heating chambers, where the wood is toasted, producing a very high smoke content which is then condensed and concentrated for a double strength flavour.
A Kansas City pharmacist created the liquid smoke ingredients and method in 1895.
Keith has released Global Flavors Genuine Liquid Toasted Oak Smoke in a 250 ml bottle only, because of its double strength.
“An exciting added benefit is, since ‘drinkers gotta eat, too’ is that Global Flavors Genuine Liquid Toasted Oak Smoke can also easily be used to replace actual barbeque flavours when you cook steak, ribs, lamb chops, pork or chicken in the kitchen,” says Keith.
“It means you can also get a mighty smoke flavour just cooking in the kitchen, without having to set up the barbeque.”
Until next time… Happy Distilling!