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Articles Relating to Craft Spirit Enhancement by Distillique
All articles related to Spirit Enhancement - learn about everything else you can do to the Spirits after you have Distilled it. Here we cover Infusion Techniques, Barrel Aging, Bottling, Filtration, Coloring, Molecular Mixology Techniques, and much much more.
What is Spirit Enhancement?
Spirit Enhancement covers a wide range of techniques, additives, processes and applications that can be used on Distilled Spirits to Enhance and/or change its characteristics. These can either be done to improve the product within a specific Spirit Category, or alternatively, place the product in a different Spirit Category.
Is Spirit Enhancement Legal?
For a Commercial Distiller or Craft Distiller, the type of enhancement techniques they are allowed to utilize on their product is limited - mostly in terms of additives allowed. These limitation apply not only to the individual Spirit Category, but also differs from Country to Country. A technique like Barrel Aging for instance is legal in South Africa for Spirit Liqueurs, Premium Husk Spirit (Aged Grappa), Rum and Gin, and legally required (for at least 3 years) for Whisky and Brandy, but is not allowed for Vodka, Cane, Mampoer, Unspecified Spirits, Husk Spirit, Grape Spirit, etc.
Distillers therefore need to familiarize themselves with the applicable Legislation before they pursue a certain path of product development, or launch a certain type of product.
For Home Distillers or Hobby Distillers however, there is only one rule - don't poison anyone.
9 articles in the categorie Spirit Enhancement
Barrel Aging and Maturation - History, Challenges and Crazy Ideas
Published : 15-01-2020 07:33:09 | Categories : Spirit Enhancement
A quick discussion of all things Barrel related. Where did it start, what are we doing, and where are we going in terms of Barrel aged Spirits.
Understanding Oak Barrel Maturation
Published : 15-01-2020 06:37:13 | Categories : Spirit Enhancement
Oak Barrels - the last step in the creation of many of the world's most sought after spirits. What is it about this almost everyday or common wood that turns good spirits into great spirits?
How Barrel Storage Affects Barrel ABV
Published : 15-01-2020 06:20:39 | Categories : Spirit Enhancement
A lot is misunderstood about the Barrel Aging process. Many people believe that you just lose alcohol and gain wood color and flavor, but the process is more complicated than that.
Small Batch vs Single Barrel
Published : 14-01-2020 13:51:10 | Categories : Miscellaneous , Spirit Enhancement
Although used as a descriptive on many Products and Bottles, the average consumer still has difficulty understanding the difference between Small Batch and Single Barrel. We hope to provide clarity.