Tamworth Distilling 3-Pack (Eau de Musc, Corpse Flower and Deerslayer)
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The Deerslayer is a whiskey flavored with the flora and fauna of New Hampshire in autumn — in particular, venison. We sourced our red deer venison from a local New Hampshire farm, then hand-chopped the meat and tossed it with cranberries, porcini mushrooms, juniper berries, and green peppercorns. After fermenting overnight to accentuate the meat’s delectable gaminess, it is then slow-smoked over a mix of seasoned branches from New Hampshire’s boreal forests.
A 3-year old white wheat whiskey serves as a lighter bodied whiskey backbone, allowing the truly unique flavoring to shine through after its final distillation in our rotary evaporator. Savory and smoky notes characterize this one-of-a-kind spirit, with a subtle spice on the palate and a lingering finish.
Corpse Flower Brandy:
While the sweet and ethereal scents of most flowers are meant to attract bees and other pollinators, the grittier blooms use the scent of decay and death to attract all manner of insects. It’s this very tactic that is infamously employed by the Corpse Flower – a massive, diabolical bloom that emerges for a short window every decade or so. And when the legacy of your species depends on a 24-48 hour blooming period, the more pungent, the better.
Tamworth Distilling explores this relationship of funky and floral, decay and bouquet with House of Tamworth Corpse Flower – a diabolical mix of the some of the most pleasingly unpleasant petals in the botanical world. Take Indole, for example. Responsible for the harsh and repugnant tones found in the otherwise sweet aroma of the Jasmine flower, the chemicals – such as the dingy molecule – found in Indole result in an excellent fixative and offer a depth and complexity that is fully utilized by the perfume industry. Similarly, the Angelica flower also features a deeper, muskier quality that is balanced with its sweet aroma, all due to the animalistic macrocycle lactone that is naturally derived from the Angelica root (a familiar gin ingredient).
In House of Tamworth Corpse Flower, we isolate these naturally offensive molecules and highlight them for a complex and completely unique drinking experience. Sure, an initial whiff may give you chills, but with a 1:1 dilution or the addition of a melting ice cube, that sickly aroma will turn into a sweet, sophisticated sipper that is nothing short of alluring.
Eau de Musc:
Eau de Musc proudly features an old-world flavoring technique that uses the oil extract from the castor gland of the North American beaver, which exudes a leathery, raspberry taste, and acts to fortify the whiskey flavors. The full-bodied, two-year aged bourbon whiskey has a bolstered mouthfeel with a vanillin nose and notes of spice. The addition of birch oil, raspberry and Canadian snakeroot, a woody spice akin to ginger, comingle with the natural fruitiness of the castorerum, making the finish warm, crisp, and incredibly palatable.
New Hampshire life is ruled by the wilderness, and beavers are widely prevalent, extremely territorial, and prone to overpopulation. Therefore, rural communities like Tamworth work with licensed and responsible trappers to manage the population in order to sustain the local ecosystem. To source the castoreum for the limited-edition release, the Tamworth Distilling team works with Anton Kaska, a professional trapper and outdoor skill instructor who is known for his commitment to sustainable practices. Anton provides the distillery with the castoreum sacs, which would otherwise be discarded, to produce the infused bourbon whiskey.