Wood is a highly complex material, it is made up of core elements including hemicellulose, lignin, tannins and lactones. Subsets of wood are called congeners and these are considered to be the key drivers of what makes wood unique, specifically oak wood.
There are over 20 000 congeners contained within oak wood of which only a few hundred are named and most of these are largely unknown in terms of their organic relevance. It is these key congeners that our technology has focused on, it is not particularly complicated to carry out a botanical extract, the fragrance and flavoring industry has been built on extracts, however how do you extract the key magic from Oak Wood to deliver targeted solutions ?
Stoak has taken many years with a senior science team to perfect it’s method of extraction that focuses in on two differing sets of congeners that allow us to deliver the potent preservation of food and beverage and in our separate product set the structuring and finishing of wine and spirits.