AS WE SAID yesterday, there is a wealth of dodgy oak chip products out there in the market place.
As part of our latest new product range, Global Flavors will aggressively market oak chips with a superior product and sell them at prices to beat most.
We’re aiming to get product into our website shop by Friday night.
Here’s a Couple of Oak Usage Tips:
- Wherever you see rum, whiskey, or bourbon-ﬂavoured chips, do not waste your money. In my opinion you are getting ripped off. Actually you’re buying an inferior oak chip that’s simply been soaked in a weak essence solution.
- Don’t buy chips made out of used barrels… They’re never going to chip a barrel if it’s still got good flavour in it. How much extract do you think will be left after the barrel has been used up?
- If they can’t say genuine American or French Oak, it’s not worth buying.
- American oak is preferable to French for spirits, where bolder and stronger ﬂavours highlight the higher alcohol content. The subtlety of the French Oak is more suited to the wine industry.
It is essential that the toasting is even and done with expertise. One common problem is overcooking and therefore ending up with a dirty grey colour which is what you often see with inferior oak quality.
To retain consistency a large stock is necessary. We have a major US reserve, which gives us continuity of quality and supply.
Until next time… Happy Distilling!