Whisky Profile Recipe Kit
Home distilling like any hobby evolves. The hobbyist's requirements change as they become more proficient. Currently to satisfy this need, we have different levels of quality within our range like Classic, Top Shelf and Original. We also have oak essences and bourbon chips. However some hobbyists would like to have more control over their tipple and be more creative.
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Premium Whisky Profile Recipe Kit
These flavourings can be added to neat alcohol, either flavourless vodka or a more recommended solution is clean unflavoured alcohol.
Home distilling like any hobby evolves. The hobbyist's requirements change as they become more proficient. Currently to satisfy this need, we have different levels of quality within our range like Classic, Top Shelf and Original. We also have oak essences and bourbon chips etc. For most of our customers that range of product will satisfy their need for diversification. However some hobbyists would like to have more control over their tipple and be more creative.
Couple this with the introduction to the bar scene of whisky bars which specialize in just whisky or other bars that have added a full range of aged whiskies which connoisseurs can chose from, and we have the some of the motivators for this latest innovation from Still Spirits The Whisky Profile kit contains all the base flavour notes with which to create your own whisky bar as well as design your own whisky profile. The kit contains 4 base whisky essences, plus 8 flavour notes along with caramel to colour and glycerine to add depth and mouthfeel. When new flavours are created for our market the flavourists, as the people who specialise in this field are called, break the taste down into different flavour notes. These notes are then layered or built up until the profile of the drink is recreated. In the case of whisky these notes include sherry, vanilla, chocolate, astringent, phenolic, oak to name a few. Some of these notes are barely discemable in the finished drink but each add their own signature to the finished profile. This can be likened to the beer hobbyist who uses three different hops in his beer and a couple of different grains.
New customers are probably not the target market for this type of product as it may complicate things for them. The kits were designed with the experienced user in mind, someone who has been making their own spirits for some time and has shown interest in being more creative.
Each kit is supplied with a 10ml syringe with extension tube along with a 3ml pipette. For measurements less than 3ml use the pipette and for larger measurements use the syringe. Be careful to expel any air from the syringe and extension tube before dispensing. After dispensing, return any liquid from the syringe and extension tube back into the essence bottle before rinsing the tube out with water between essences. Each kit comes complete with instruction booklet that describes the attributes of the different flavour notes and also contains recipes to make whiskies in the style of some of the famous brands.
Still Spirits have developed the Premium Whiskey Profile Kit in response to so many home distillers telling us they wanted to truly hand craft their own whiskey.
Flavour notes like peat, oak, sherry, grain and fruity esters are just some of the notes that make up a whiskey. The Whiskey Profile Kit provides all the whiskey flavour notes so you can adjust the flavour profile of your whiskey to exactly match your preferences.
The Profile Kit contains all the measuring equipment you will require for accurate dosing. A comprehensive Whiskey Recipe Book is included with many premium whiskey recipes to appeal to a wide range of connoisseurs, including approximate formulations of famous brands.
Advanced users will want to design their own whiskey completely to taste and the Recipe Book contains a full description of the attributes of each different flavour note to assist you with your design.
Many years ago it was discovered that if the grains used to make gruel were left to soak in hot water then this mixture seemed to magically turn into a sweet mixture. If this sweet mixture was left at room temperature for a week or two then it changed in nature and gave a warm glow and euphoric feeling to anyone who drank it. It was further found that if this drink was then heated and the vapour collected then that drink became much stronger and much less was needed to give the same effect to the imbiber.
Whiskey no doubt evolved in a similar manner. Exactly where whiskey originated is still a matter of debate but in each region where the drink was established, it had its own subtle differences that were largely a result of the environment. For instance, in Scotland the grains were kiln dried using peat, a common form of fuel for general heat. This gave the grains a very distinctive favour that carried over into the Þnal spirit and created the smokey peaty flavour, becoming synonymous with Whiskey from Scotland. Other flavours found in Scottish whiskey are sherry from sherry barrels used in the aging process and at times port from the port pipes used in the aging process. All of these elements and others contribute to the complexity and intrigue of Scottish Whiskey.
Each different region of Scotland that produces whiskey has over time developed their own distinctive and subtle variations on these flavours.
Highland Whiskies are produced in the northern part of the country and are typically smooth with a peaty character often with a strong sherry taste.
Lowland Whiskies are produced in the south of the country and are much lighter in flavour, mellow and even sweet in taste.
Island or Islay Whiskies as the name would suggest are produced on the outer islands of Scotland. They are typically very dry and intense with strong, almost pungent peat flavours.
Irish Whiskey developed without access to peat for firing the kilns and as a result has evolved in a different manner. The predominant flavours found in Irish Whiskey are vanilla and sherry with an absence of peat flavour. They are very smooth and easy to drink.
Bourbon/Tennessee Whiskey is a somewhat newer addition to the whiskey family. They evolved as the new territories of the Americas became inhabited. The abundance of different cereal grains like corn and maize and the lack of peat and cold climates created a distinctive style that became known more as bourbon. Although Bourbon is outside the scope of this Whiskey Profile Kit, we have included a basic recipe for your interest.
This kit set will allow you to formulate your own favourite tipple by following the attached recipes or experimenting yourself to create your own personal recipe.
This kit contains 4 different whiskey base essences as well as the following adjunct flavours.
A distinctive rounded oak cask flavour which is a main component in most whiskies.
As the name suggests, this imparts a sweet vanilla flavour often found in whiskey that has been barrel aged. It also has a slight sherry flavour.
A strong, almost pungent peat smoke flavour that is a very prominent flavour note in Scottish Whiskies.
A sharp, bitter, astringent flavour that helps to add some bite to the whiskey.
Fruity esters are prominent on the nose more than anywhere else. They add a great deal to the whiskey bouquet.
Often described as grainy, these flavour notes are a part of any grain spirit and are contained in the whiskey bases. This essence allows additional cereal notes to be added to taste.
A chocolate grain flavour that results from the use of some mildly roasted grains and can also be contributed by some varieties of yeast during the early stages of fermentation.
This imparts a distinctive drier oak flavour than the oak cask essence and is often found in Irish style whiskey.
This is a stable caramel colour ideally suitable for distilled still spirit as it is slightly negative in charge and imparts a warm golden hue to the whiskey.
There are two bottles supplied in this pack as this is used in every recipe and contributes smoothness and mouth feel. It is naturally occurring in almost all whiskies.
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