Location : Sumbawa (Indonesia)
Distillation year : 2018
When it comes to recreating the smell of his raw material, the rubik's cube of the craftsman is to reconstruct, in liquid form, piece by piece the different parts of the puzzle.
Beyond the know-how and the quality of the equipment, the main difficulty is to be able to release the necessary time to be on the spot.
Well, apart from the theory that would have allowed me to give instructions from a distance, I had none of this available if not an unexpected: "Salam apak! Ada 30gk bagus kualitas ready stok" at a price that someone can't refuse.
There was no safe storage place, nor the wish to lose 30kg of wood of an artist who could have managed that for me as I would have liked.
And what option did I have? An old steam pot in a state, a condenser that could be called a barrel of oil pierced through which passes a piping worthy of a sanitation system of another age. And below all that, almost on the ground: a pyrex collector in a clean condition.
I will be direct with you: I took zero risk! Zero soaking, zero fractions and of course zero temperature changes between different stages.
When it was ready, the person distilling for me could not believe his nose: "Bro! It smells just like the wood...".
It feels as if you put a small Sri Lankan walla patta chip on low heat, now, imagine being able to olfactively rewind your heating session until you feel the raw wood before placing it on your micca sheet. You'll get the refreshing aroma of guaiac wood combined with a camphoric greenness under a layer of ripe banana peel, just add a little more cinnamon and a hint of clove.
Oudy from head to toe in the way that only a gyrinops can bring.
I introduce to you Gyrinops 0 - I wanted to name it Gyrinops Liquid but the smell is so close to the wood then "Liquid" does not do it justice!