Contains 14 whisky flavors to build your own whiskey style. Flavors up to 5.5 gallons of whisky.
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.
Flavor 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 flavor notes so you can adjust the flavor 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 flavor 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 Ãavour that carried over into the Ãnal spirit and created the smokey peaty Ãavour, becoming synonymous with Whiskey from Scotland. Other Ãavours 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 Ãavours.
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 Ãavour, 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 Ãavours.
Irish Whiskey developed without access to peat for Ãring the kilns and as a result has evolved in a different manner. The predominant Ãavours found in Irish Whiskey are vanilla and sherry with an absence of peat Ãavour. 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 ProÃle Kit, we have included a basic recipe for your interest.
This kitset 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 flavors.
A distinctive rounded oak cask Ãavour which is a main component in most whiskies.
As the name suggests, this imparts a sweet vanilla Ãavour often found in whiskey that has been barrel aged. It also has a slight sherry flavor.
A strong, almost pungent peat smoke flavor that is a very prominent Ãavour note in Scottish Whiskies.
A sharp, bitter, astringent flavor 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 Ãavour 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 flavor 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 Ãavour than the oak cask essence and is often found in Irish style whiskey.
This is a stable caramel colour ideally suitable for distilled 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.