Smokecraft Edelholzvodka

Flavor from the heart of nature

SMOKECRAFT has refined the cold smoking process. We make our own wood chips, which we burn slowly to
capture the essential oils and resins from a variety of different woods and woody shrubs, storing and then mixing them with our Sommerweizen (summer wheat) vodka. Perfect for a highball, with tonic, or as a simple smoky body and base for cocktails.

– No artificial flavorings
– Never barrel aged
– Sugar free
– Wood chips made in-house
– Fruitwood and hardwood

Refined by nature!

Our special crafting process

The first and most important difference between what we do and all other methods, before all the similar steps like distillation, is the subsequent production step of refinement. Using custom-made wood chips for cold smoking, we imbue our products with the essence of smoke. At first, we were driven by the question of whether glass could be smoked. We smoked individual wide-neck bottles with wood chips – each and every one by hand, of course.

It was all very adventurous and romantic, working outdoors in the open air, out in nature, with fire and smoke, but it had some major disadvantages. Amid what felt like thousands of burns, acrid smoke and heat, with many different manual work steps needed and logistical challenges up to the point of completing the bottles, quality fluctuations were our constant companion.

After countless attempts,  bservations, and the knowledge gleaned from them, we developed our own cold smoking method, with our own equipment and chips specifically made for food and beverage products. The low residual moisture in the wood helps ensure that our chips burn slowly. That lets us generate a much more
aromatic smoke and extract it so it can be stored. We’d like to say more, but the steps after that are strictly confidential due to competition, and if we were to release them it would mean certain death for our ambitious start-up.

Our special crafting process

The first and most important difference between what we do and all other methods, before all the similar steps like distillation, is the subsequent production step of refinement. Using custom-made wood chips for cold smoking, we imbue our products with the essence of smoke. At first, we were driven by the question of whether glass could be smoked. We smoked individual wide-neck bottles with wood chips – each and every one by hand, of course.

It was all very adventurous and romantic, working outdoors in the open air, out in nature, with fire and smoke, but it had some major disadvantages. Amid what felt like thousands of burns, acrid smoke and heat, with many different manual work steps needed and logistical challenges up to the point of completing the bottles, quality fluctuations were our constant companion.

After countless attempts,  bservations, and the knowledge gleaned from them, we developed our own cold smoking method, with our own equipment and chips specifically made for food and beverage products. The low residual moisture in the wood helps ensure that our chips burn slowly. That lets us generate a much more
aromatic smoke and extract it so it can be stored. We’d like to say more, but the steps after that are strictly confidential due to competition, and if we were to release them it would mean certain death for our ambitious start-up.

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Quality and taste

The quality and taste of SMOKECRAFT – and this would actually be our preference – should be determined by you, our fans, yourselves. That way, we wouldn’t have to box ourselves in with self-congratulatory praise. We’d rather describe it in simple terms, with the words and impressions we’ve gleaned from our many talks with friends and guests. Thank you for this.
It wasn’t long before we realized we were pursuing a very special, clear idea of a new production method for spirits and foods, and one that demanded consistent aroma and flavor quality. It all starts with the most important
aspect, that of sensory perception, the flavor on the tongue and in the throat. Our Sommerweizen (summer wheat) vodka is a 40% ABV 40% (triple-filtered).

The main flavor comes from the specific hardwood or fruitwood used to make the vodka. An underlying note of smoke, like cotton candy, combines with a sweet, savory summer wheat note. We often hear that it’s unexpectedly smooth, aromatic, woody, and doesn’t burn at all. That is definitely due to the filtration, but most
especially to the quantity of essential oils in the vodka, which our method transfers to it from the wood, keeping the vodka so smooth.
SMOKECRAFT should be enjoyed at room temperature. Inside the glass, you can often watch as fine drops of wood essence form streaks and settle toward the bottom. All sugar free, never barrel aged, with no artificial flavorings. You may also notice hints of cardamom, pepper, and lavender.

Quality and taste

The quality and taste of SMOKECRAFT – and this would actually be our preference – should be determined by you, our fans, yourselves. That way, we wouldn’t have to box ourselves in with self-congratulatory praise. We’d rather describe it in simple terms, with the words and impressions we’ve gleaned from our many talks with friends and guests. Thank you for this.
It wasn’t long before we realized we were pursuing a very special, clear idea of a new production method for spirits and foods, and one that demanded consistent aroma and flavor quality. It all starts with the most important
aspect, that of sensory perception, the flavor on the tongue and in the throat. Our Sommerweizen (summer wheat) vodka is a 40% ABV 40% (triple-filtered).

The main flavor comes from the specific hardwood or fruitwood used to make the vodka. An underlying note of smoke, like cotton candy, combines with a sweet, savory summer wheat note. We often hear that it’s unexpectedly smooth, aromatic, woody, and doesn’t burn at all. That is definitely due to the filtration, but most
especially to the quantity of essential oils in the vodka, which our method transfers to it from the wood, keeping the vodka so smooth.
SMOKECRAFT should be enjoyed at room temperature. Inside the glass, you can often watch as fine drops of wood essence form streaks and settle toward the bottom. All sugar free, never barrel aged, with no artificial flavorings. You may also notice hints of cardamom, pepper, and lavender.