Finishing aged bourbon with oak alternatives has really gained a lot of acceptance in the spirits world in the last 5 years.
ISC Barrels’ sister company, Oak Solutions Group (OSG), and customer Left Bank Distilled Spirits gave a dual presentation on how to use oak alternatives for finishing at the 2021 American Distilling Institute Conference. Here are the highlights of the presentation from OSG Oak Solutions Specialist, Amy LaHue.
When used in conjunction with barrel aging, oak alternatives are a natural way to use 100% oak to access a new spectrum of flavors which can enhance and improve the complexity of a spirit.
The spirits industry is on fire. Large distilleries are expanding, the craft spirits industry continues to grow at a rapid pace and consumers are thirsty for knowledge. The innovation and experimentation currently taking place within the industry is unprecedented.
Whether you’re barrel aging and looking for another oak component or working with a spirit that needs a different oak profile, finishing products can help you achieve your desired results.