“The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunshine.” – Thoreau The story of Tamworth began with the story of hard work in a hard land, the relationship between the people and the soil. Our Apiary Gin celebrates the efforts of the most industrious workers around us: our local bees. Distilled with juniper berries, […]
Unlike wines, spirits don’t change in the bottle. They are time capsules, perfect pictures of the time and place they were created. For our first line of spirits from our new Art in the Age Test Kitchen, we looked to the New England landscape around us to find our inspirations, and the seasonal ingredients of […]
The wait is over: Our doors have finally been opened! Here’s a look at our first few exhilarating days, a glimpse of many more to come. We invite you to visit us Wednesday through Sunday, to taste our new spirits and pick up a bottle to enjoy at home.
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.
To conjure up the past we’ve petitioned the future: a state-of-the-art 250 gallon custom-made copper still with a Scotch-style brandy helmet, a whisky column, a gin basket, four fermenters, six holding tanks, a hot water reclaiming system, a mash cooker…well we don’t want to give away all of our secrets but you get the idea! […]
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 […]