The extract conveniently introduces the same characteristics that a new or first-fill oak barrel typically bestows on spirits during ageing, but eliminates the hastles of process inefficiency. WLT 150 is derived from the same French and American oak wood from which barrels are constructed, but presents the essence of this oak in a concentrated liquid form.
Because it is derived from the same wood, WLT 150 contains the same core components associated with the traditional barrel aged maturation process and can enhance spirits character in a similar way. It can complement a traditional barrel-ageing process. But WLT 150 may also serve as an effective oak alternative, because the extract on its own can impart authentic oaky characteristics more effectively than a barrel. By improving production efficiency and improving maturation times, either application can have a major impact on cost whilst simultaneously delivering a superior quality product.