Smokin it!

At Gladfield we have a smoke free police some of the time, but most of the time we are Smokin it!

It’s that time of year when people begin to hibernate and the best way to hibernate is sipping a delicious malty dark beer with a touch of Gladfield smoke in it. Or sipping a barrel aged single malt whiskey made from 100% Gladfield Manuka smoked malt.

Gladfield is the only malting facility in the southern hemisphere that produces a large volume of specialised smoked malts and we have set the world on fire (excuse the pun) with our Manuka smoked and Peat smoked malts.
We love a challenge and what better challenge than to prove the Northern hemisphere that the Southern hemisphere is not just better at Cricket and Rugby, but we have knocked it out of the park with our Smoked malts. Was I allowed to say that Gabi?

At Gladfield we are always innovating and trying to provide a better product for our customers. The Manuka smoke has proven a real hit around the world and as demand has increased it has given us the opportunity to experiment with new ways of smoking Peat malt as well that we believe are world firsts but of course that is a secret we don’t want to talk about. One thing we can tell you is that we get our Peat from the Famous Peat Bogs deep in the heart of Southland, New Zealand. It is amazingly high-quality slow burning and gives off a rich deep aromatic smoke.

We did think about the opportunities that might arise if or when they legalise Cannabis! Now that would add a new dimension to drinking in a bar, imagine beer or whiskey made from cannabis smoked malt, you would be able to get happy and high at the same time without having to step outside! It could cause a few issues with the production staff here at Gladfield they would all be fighting for the job of emptying the malt kilns and then they wouldn’t be much use for anything after that!

Our sales of smoked malts have taken off, this together with our new and innovative smoking techniques has allowed us to pass on massive cost savings. We are now able to offer Peat smoke and Manuka smoke malt at much more affordable prices that allow our brewing and Distilling customers to get a foothold on the world stage and create their own export markets around the Globe with New World products.

This is already been the case with several of our customers receiving world recognition and overall winners in their classes for premium smoked whiskey and smoked beer styles. This is quite incredible considering the short time that our smoked malts have been available.

If you are about to go into hibernation, then get some Peat into you or some Manuka. Give us a call or email us and we can discuss price options and payment plans especially if you are a big volume distiller that would like to barrel age some top-class product and knock it out of the park on the world stage. Its always good to beat the Northern Hemisphere at their own game! Did I say that Gabi?

Thanks for supporting our malts and I am always keen to hear from you.