Journal

As the weather breaks we have one thing on our minds – foraging for new ingredients! This time we’re on a hunt for fragrant Balsam Poplar buds. With few budding trees in Tamworth, we grabbed an axe and made our way up to Coos County to meet with UNH Forester Brendan Prusik and Agricultural Educator […]

Maybe it’s because we’ve got a thing for booze, but to us, a lawn full of dandelions means a belly full of wine. We took advantage of the vibrant florets sprouting up in New Hampshire and starting plucking our way to a batch of homemade Dandelion wine. Like most wine, each batch takes time to fully […]

Spring is just around the corner, but Tamworth is just as beautiful when the town is blanketed in snow. Whether you’re on foot or cross-country skiing, there are just a few more weeks left to go out and take it all in.

It’s about time we sprinkled a little more rye into the pot to get our first batches of rye whiskey cooking. By law, rye’s mash must consist of at least 51% rye. The additional rye adds a particular spice and dryness to the flavor, while corn adds sweetness, and barley drives the fermentation process.

It’s true that many of us may fit the bill of a “whiskey thief”, but in the distilling world it’s actually the name of a very useful tool. A whiskey thief is a long cylinder used to extract small portions of spirits from aging barrels for sampling and quality control. Many of our first batches have […]

Well before Americans were distilling rye and bourbon, we were looking to our apple trees for a stiff boozy drink. With bountiful apple harvests in the Northeast, the sweet fruits were barreled and transformed into apple brandy, a well-rounded spirit that embodied autumn. We decided to take the challenge by working to create an apple brandy […]

There is an art to everything – In the unconventional ways in which we distill spirits, the culinary and flavor investigations in the test kitchen, and now in the creation of our bottle. We made our way down the road to local artist Peter VanderLaan’s glass studio to watch as he transformed a bit of […]

Autumn has reached it’s peak in Tamworth and we managed to get a hike in before this week’s rainfall. The panoramic view from the Great Hill Fire Tower is always worth the climb regardless of the season, but it’s truly breathtaking during peak foliage in Tamworth. Take a walk with us…