Saturday, August 27, 2022

Autumn Spirits

From Tamworth Distilling.

Our Beet Root vodka is a tribute to the fruits of the fall. We’ve blended sweet beets, tart New Hampshire cranberries, and cider-y apple pomace. The result is immediately striking for the beet’s rich, magenta color, which is backed up by the smooth, earthy taste that the roots are known for. The addition of tarragon, honey, and salt ties these fruit and vegetable components together, for a harmonious blend of savory and sweet. 

Our Sweet Potato vodka is a rich blend of caramel, butterscotch and vanilla notes from toasted white oak chips. The sweet potato pie-like qualities are derived from the addition of clove, maple syrup, and a touch of salt. Nearly all of the spirit’s sweetness is a function of the sweet potato itself.

Crab Trapper is made with a bourbon base steeped with a custom crab, corn and spice blend mixture, best likened to a Low Country Boil. The crab is present lightly on the nose, accompanied by coriander and bay to smooth out any high notes. The body carries hints of the maple and vanilla oak notes lent from the full-bodied base. The spirit finishes with heavier notes of clove, cinnamon, and allspice, leaving a light, pleasant spice on the palate.

The Sierra variety was picked for its balance of light molasses notes and bright, wildflower honey aromatics, and was sourced from a family farm in Madeira County, CA. The flavors were double-extracted into Tamworth’s house-made neutral spirit, and finished with rhubarb root and damiana leaf to amplify bitter cocoa and nut flavors as well as floral and fruit aromas, creating the impression of a full, intact fig.

Golden Spice is our first take on a true bitter liqueur. Although sweeter chamomile and agave notes are at the forefront of your palate, a bitter and slightly spicy turmeric flavor are at the core of this aperitif. Hints of grapefruit peel provide a juicy and luscious lift to those darker flavors before finishing with notes of clove and nutmeg. Perfect in a spritz or as a replacement for things like Aperol and Campari.

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Lady M said...

I bet that beet one turns your pee red.

Rot said...

I hope so!

Revenant Manor said...

Speaking of the fine folks at Tamworth, I've now had enough opportunity to tinker with their Graverobber Unholy Rye to submit the following.

May I present the ‘Wrenfield’.

The following is a take on the old-fashioned that will surely inspire the purists to break out their torches and pitchforks, or if they are on the other side of the grass, spin in their graves. (I am OK with this)


-2 ounces Graverobber Unholy Rye Whiskey
-2 or 3 dashes black walnut bitters
-¼ ounce Not-So-Simple™ syrup (**see below)
-1 blood orange wedge (plus, additional for garnish, if desired)
-1 Luxardo cherry (plus, additional for garnish, if desired)
-Truly Massive Ice Ball

Concoct the drink (and enrage The Traditionalists):

-Add Not-So-Simple™ and black walnut bitters to a rocks glass
-Rim glass with blood orange wedge, then add blood orange wedge and Luxardo cherry
-Muddle into a bloody pulpy mess (pause to admire this crime scene and aroma)
-Add Truly Massive Ice Ball
-Pour Graverobber Unholy Rye over ice, and stir gently (preferably with a skull-head cocktail skewer to truly enhance the flavor)

** Garnish with additional orange peel and / or Luxardo cherry (also preferably with a skull-head cocktail skewer to make it look totally metal)

Not-So Simple Syrup™:

-1 cup sugar
-1 cup water
-2 whole cloves
-1 star anise
-1 strip blood orange peel (and / or zest of same)
You know the drill; combine, boil, etc...after all, it's just simple syrup with extra goodies ;)

Rot said...



Wren said...

This is fantastic!! I approve :D

Rot said...

Just ordered some walnut bitters! haha

Revenant Manor said...


The Wren stamp of approval was critical here...I'd hate to royally screw up someone else's awesome find, so I'm quite glad it passes muster!

I hope you enjoy the bitters, Rot. I know that I'm forever finding (exc)uses for a new variation.

Rot said...

I'm sure I will!
I was tempted to order the assortment pack, but it was over fifty bucks!