In 2007 (while out making deliveries in their little white van) a question occurred to
Mark and Leonora Nattrass – how do you make malt vinegar? With a background in
craft brewing, they knew a fair bit about malt – but knew nothing at all about malt
They got home. They got out of the van. They did some research to see what they
could find out. They found the stuff you would expect about big companies making
everyday malt vinegar on a large industrial scale. But nothing at all about how to
make the product on a more human scale.
They looked to see if they could find anyone who made a craft, premium malt
vinegar. They found -- nobody at all!
So, they started to experiment. And, over time, they found out that it could be done.
It took a great deal of trial and error, but the resulting product was worth the trouble. By
2012 they had created a process which produces a premium, live, natural malt