Tamworth Distilling, New Hampshire’s strangest distillery and the outfit chargeable for such oddities as Deerslayer Venison Flavored Whiskey, turns in one other uncommon non-vegan whiskey launch, Home of Tamworth Chicken of Braveness. Per the corporate, “The roasted turkey flavored whiskey is limited-edition and birthed from a barrel of 5-year-old Bottled in Bond bourbon steeped with a (largely) traditionally correct and quintessential New England Thanksgiving dinner” — full with a feather on the bottle neck.
Distiller Matt Energy utilized substances current on the first Thanksgiving 400 years in the past akin to flint corn and kabocha squash from an area farm, apples and cranberries foraged from native timber and wild cranberry vegetation close to the distillery, and recent sage plucked from distillery’s backyard. This unbelievable consideration to element resulted in a cornucopia of festive fall flavors that actually brings the complicated nuances of the bourbon aflight. The essence of roasted candy potato and squash mix with the buttery coronary heart of recent baked flint cornbread to fortify this whiskey’s deep oaky spirit. A mid-palate of candy New England apples and herbs help the ethereal aromas of freshly roasted turkeys sourced from historic Behr Farm in Tamworth, NH. As for the identify? We’ve got Benjamin Franklin to thank for that!
That’s a complete lot extra complexity than simply turkey flavoring; it’s a full on Thanksgiving feast in a bottle. What’s it style like? Let’s dive in.
Traditional bourbon aromas waft from the glass, gently however clearly spiced, although displaying nothing utterly loopy, largely notes of nutmeg and cinnamon-spiced yam rising. A brown butter word emerges with time, baked apple notes constructing within the glass. The palate has a meaty high quality, about on par with Deerslayer, although it’s higher balanced right here, most likely due to the extra mature underlying spirit. Once more, brown butter notes seem, offering a creamy high quality to the physique, the core vanilla caramel character discovering some added complexity by means of the return of these yam and squash notes. Once more, some well-baked, frivolously spiced apple notes make an influence, imbuing the end with a contact of fruit.
The fade-out is extra harking back to dates and figs than the cranberry notes I count on the creators had been going for, however as makes an attempt to jam a complete dinner’s value of flavors right into a single expertise go, I actually have handy it to Tamworth. This one’s virtually on par with Willy Wonka’s Three Course Dinner Gum, sans the juice inflation, I imply.
A- / $65 (200ml) / tamworthdistilling.com