The Maker of

 

Luxury Spirits

Glen L.A.

Single Malt Whiskies

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WHAT MAKES THEM

EXTRAORDINARY?

Quality Ingredients

One essential component of a good malt whiskey is the highest quality barley malt. At Los Angeles Distillery, we use California grown malted barley of special character for our single malt whiskies. It not only will give more body to the whisky but also provides more basic flavor.

Besides crystal clear water, we use our proprietary strain of yeast to develop pleasant fruitiness in Glen L.A. single malts.

Master of Mashing

By optimizing the temperature treatment steps, the Masters of Los Angeles Distillery are aiming to maximize not only extracting the most flavors of the malted barley but also the most sugar to assure efficient alcohol processing.

Following a specific temperature treatment, the converted mash is transferred into the Lauter Tun to gain clear wort for fermentation.

 

Still 3 during the installation at LA Distillery

More Copper

Our 3000 Liter stills were built to marry traditional and modern distillation methods, which allow for forcing the whisky vapor through an increased copper surface resulting in elimination of most harsh and headaiche causing substances.

In addition, this marriage also helps collecting every drop of the cleanest and crispiest raw whisky.

Los Angeles Craft Distillery uses modern and traditional distilling techniques.

Master of Distilling

Based on many years of practice, during the distillation process the LAD Masters expertly separate the unhealthy substances from the drinkable spirits to give you the most pleasant sipping experience.

They select and monitor the finest spirits as they are collected in the spirit safe making certain that the boiling and cooling temperatures and the flow rate provide the highest quality whisky. 

 

Oak Forest The outstanding quality of the oak bears 75% of the responsibility for the final aroma and flavor of our Glen L.A. Single Malt Whiskies.
For the remaining 25% the raw materials, the science of mashing, the fermentation, the art of distillation, and the copper are responsible.
When the harvest season comes, our cooper selects the individual trees to harvest (typically a tree is 100-120 years old and provides enough wood for one barrel!) based on accumulated experiences by ancestors throughout decades and centuries. The Wood
Oak Trunks The logs then undergo some initial processing called rough cutting of staves for seasoning.
The Wood The outstanding quality of the oak bears 75% of the responsibility for the final aroma and flavor of our Glen L.A. Single Malt Whiskies.
For the remaining 25% the raw materials, the science of mashing, the fermentation, the art of distillation, and the copper are responsible.
Seasoning The Wood The rough-cut staves are stacked up high to further expose the wood to nature: summer heat and winter cold, rain, snow, and wind. Seasoning takes 6 to 36 months resulting in different quality levels. Some cooperages use kilning to dry the wood. However, while the natural seasoning affects a number of good changes in the wood such as chemical breakdown, softening tannins, pre-caramelizing, and other decompositions, kilning does not provide any of those.

We at Los Angeles Distillery use Hungarian oak seasoned for 36 months and American oak seasoned for 24 months, in coopering new barrels.
Seasoning The Wood The Wood The outstanding quality of the oak bears 75% of the responsibility for the final aroma and flavor of our Glen L.A. Single Malt Whiskies.
For the remaining 25% the raw materials, the science of mashing, the fermentation, the art of distillation, and the copper are responsible.
Sizing The Staves After adequate seasoning, the staves get their final dimensions.

To get the aroma and flavor of the wood maximized, our staves have a thickness of 31-32mm compared to others’ of 15-24mm. This is an important factor in producing “extraordinary” single malts as we can confirm that the wood contributes some 75% of the final quality of the whisky.
Sizing The Staves The Wood The outstanding quality of the oak bears 75% of the responsibility for the final aroma and flavor of our Glen L.A. Single Malt Whiskies.
For the remaining 25% the raw materials, the science of mashing, the fermentation, the art of distillation, and the copper are responsible.
Toasted Instead of gas burners, our cooper burns oak to char or toast the barrels, thus treating the surface with the wood’s natural heat and smell.

As far as flavor goes, toasted barrels add a bit more vanilla flavor to the liquor, as well as spicy accents.

Charred wood imparts sweeter flavors like caramel and honey.

In general, at Los Angeles Distillery, we use barrels from medium toasted to highly charred interiors, and the combination of both to provide flexibility in bottling the finest spirits.
Toasted The Wood The outstanding quality of the oak bears 75% of the responsibility for the final aroma and flavor of our Glen L.A. Single Malt Whiskies.
For the remaining 25% the raw materials, the science of mashing, the fermentation, the art of distillation, and the copper are responsible.
Completed Completed After completing the treatments of the internal surface of the barrel they undergo individual testing: surface checking and pressure testing to eliminate future leakages. The Wood The outstanding quality of the oak bears 75% of the responsibility for the final aroma and flavor of our Glen L.A. Single Malt Whiskies.
For the remaining 25% the raw materials, the science of mashing, the fermentation, the art of distillation, and the copper are responsible.

Dominant: The Wood

During a decade of experimenting with oak the following was found that matter.

Tight grain of wood. Our cooper selects the tree directly from the forest, specifically looking for the “spring wood” with tight grain that makes the whiskey very aromatic and flavorful with low tannin content.

What gives higher aroma and flavor? Hungarian oak with our engineered internal surface geometry not only does that but also creates beautiful colors.

The best toasting and charring will create more joy for you while sipping our whisky.

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