Every experienced distiller knows that blending a perfect spirit is a complex and intricate task. Different factors such as length of maturation, the history of a cask, cask type, as well as blend used can have an impact on the final flavour of the product.
If a spirit does not mature as expected, distillery masters will often blend it with an older spirit to add depth. Luckily, technology advancements have allowed distillers to keep better track of information, store data and assess the bigger picture. Here are some of the ways that Distillery Management Software (DMS) can help you to blend better spirits:
Keep track of your barrels like never before
The history of a cask often makes up the majority of a spirit’s flavour. This will have a lasting impact on the end product and its consistency.
Not only do distillers need to keep track of the cask history, but they also need to keep track of how many of each cask type they have available. Cask type is also vital when distilling a spirit. In some cases, it is a legal requirement for a spirit to mature in a certain cask type to qualify. For example, American whiskeys need to mature in new charred oak barrels.
Adding to all of this, distillers also need to keep a record of how long each barrel has been maturing (and in which temperature conditions). When managing an operation with hundreds of barrels, it is easy to see how a distiller could lose track of each factor. Using manual spreadsheets can become confusing quite quickly, risks data duplication, and is vulnerable to human error.
Here is our solution
Cofficient’s Distillery Management Software allows you to log and track this data in one centralised location. This means that you can view the whole operations information at the click of a few buttons. Not only does this information save time, but it reduces the loss of casks and cuts the risk of poor-quality blends of spirits.
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