NAPA, Calif. (February 18, 2019) – Oak Solutions Group is pleased to announce the launch of High Proof Series within their ēvOAK brand of oak alternative products. High Proof Series is a line of tank stave and tank stave derived products uniquely crafted for the spirits industry.
“The craft spirits industry is going through a period of innovation and experimentation like we’ve never seen before” said Kyle Sullivan, Global Managing Director for Oak Solutions Group. “There is a definite need in the market for oak alternative products specifically designed for spirits. With our research team and sister-company, ISC Barrels, we were perfectly positioned to create a great line of products for spirits maturation.”
Our research and development teams in both Napa, CA and Lebanon, KY have over 75 years of combined experience and industry-leading technology in the areas of whiskey barrel maturation and developing oak alternatives for maturation. They have used their knowledge along with cutting-edge advancements in toasting technology to produce four new products to serve the unique needs of the spirits industry.
The new products are; Spice Rack, Sweet Shoppe, Rickhouse, and Charred Barrel. The first two lean towards specific flavor profiles, the latter add a balanced profile and smooth finish. All four products are crafted from cooperage quality American and French Oak, seasoned 18-24 months prior to toasting.
In addition to being available in tank staves, the products can also be ordered in cubes, CUBEtubes, Infusion Staves, Fan Systems and Oak Flavoring Stix. The chosen configurations give the distiller the option of products that will fit through the bung of a barrel or used in tanks.
“We were conscious of finding the perfect balance between fast extraction and quality barrel like flavors when deciding which configurations to offer in High Proof Series.” said Sullivan.
Oak Solutions Specialist Amy LaHue will be present at the American Distilling Institute Conference in March and the Craft Brewers Conference in April with High Proof sample kits and is excited to discuss the new series with attendees.
About Oak Solutions Group
Oak Solutions Group is a premium oak products company focused on providing expert advice and unparalleled selection. Oak Solutions Group distributes three product lines: ēvOAK forward thinking oak products, trū/tan innovative oak tannins, and Custom Blends.