Providing structure, mouthfeel and flavor
Stoak is able to provide a new way in approaching the refinement and complexity of your beverages
OUR LOVE AFFAIR WITH BARRELS
For hundreds of years we have used barrels to store a variety of beverage and foodstuffs. Barrels were extremely useful as they were easy and cheap to manufacture, could be moved easily, stored easily and did a good job of protecting their contents.
During storage the oak wood imparted elements of its character onto the stored contents in the form of color, aroma and flavor. There were other elements that also came through, the key congeners contained in Stoak extracts began to deliver rounding, smoothness, maturity and a mouth feel unique to the barreling process.
Modern storage has done away with the use of barrels but barrels are still used to deliver these same properties in the beverages we drink today.
MODERN BARREL SOLUTIONS
In looking to maintain the flavor, structure, balance and maturity of beverages such as wine and spirits, producers continue to age their products in oak barrels. In the modern age this has its own challenges with expensive barrels, small production batches, large levels of evaporation and most critically the time invested in generating the outcomes that are desired.
With Stoak’s innovative approach to liquify the same oak wood responsible for these characters we are now able to help distillers in managing their barrel replacement and maturation programs, winemakers to be far more precise in profiling their flavors and helping brewers in developing new and innovative product variants.
STOAK RANGE OF STRUCTURING PRODUCTS
PRECISE CONTROL OVER YOUR RESULTS
The process of barrel ageing is subject to large variations in performance and result, influenced by a myriad of factors from the efficacy of the barrel, amount of time, storage temperature and conditions and more.
Stoak’s structuring extracts allow you to precisely control and manage the impact on the end product, it allows for rapid testing and evaluation and can be quantified prior to application in full production batches. This allows for sensory testing, focus groups and assessment upfront.
Blenders and finished product experts are able to exercise far greater control and ensure high levels of consistency from year to year using Stoak Oak Extracts.
MOLECULAR ACTION OF OUR LIQUID OAK RANGE
Stoak’s extracts are all in highly concentrated liquid form, this has major benefits for our clients as it means simple addition with no mixing, preparation, mess or fuss. The extract goes to work immediately as it engages with the product immediately on a molecular level allowing for rapid and predictable integration.
There are no risks of scalping normally associated with powders, no need for lengthly circulation associated with solids and no requirement for post-addition filtration, simply add, pump through and allow our extract to do its work.
100% NATURAL AND SAFE
All of our products are certified organic and registered as GRAS (Generally recognised as safe), they fall under the harmless colouring, flavoring and blending materials category and are suitable for use in a wide variety of food and beverage products.
Being organic registered means you have the piece of mind that our products are safe for use in your products whilst ensuring that we are compliant with any organic certification you have or are applying for.
Stoak products carry additional certifications including Non-Allergen, Non-GMO, Kosher, Heavy metal and pesticide free, Kosher, Halal and more.