Oak Bottle launched to rival spirits barrel ageingBy Amy Hopkins
An oak bottle that claims to enhance whisky, brandy and Tequila with the same level of flavour as traditional barrels in less than 48 hours has been launched.
Created by Canadian entrepreneur Joel Paglione, Oak Bottle is said to provide a solution to the “typical oaking process” of wine and spirits, which can take months or years.
Oak Bottle claims to infuse the “same amount of flavour” into wine and spirits as these traditional processes in 24 to 48 hours.
The brand has launched a number of bottles, some of which have been infused with the flavours of cherry, coffee and citrus.
“Using a simple volume to surface area equation it’s easy to understand how a vessel with more surface area touching less volume can infuse the wine or spirit quicker,” Oak Bottle’s website reads.
“Our goal is to make the oak infusion process simple, fast, and cost effective so that just about anyone can become a winemaster from the comfort of their own home.
“We believe everyone should have the ability to adjust and refine their favourite wine or spirits flavour using something they can place in the palm of their hand.”
Oak Bottle carries an RRP of US$80, while its various infusions cost US$90.
In October last year, the new Whisky Elements ageing stick claimed to turn young whisky into “top shelf stuff” in just 24 hours on its Kickstarter page.
The product, crafted from the staves of an oak barrel, received more than five times its goal finding.