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 […]
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 […]
What was once an old barn is now home to our aging spirits! Take a look inside the Tamworth Distilling Barrelhouse, where our whiskeys develop their flavors, color, and character.
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…
The old Tamworth Inn is one of the many projects currently in production. We have completed the exterior, but what’s left inside is still so beautifully undone, that we had to capture it before we went any further. Sometimes progress lies in enhancing what already exists.
We turned an average trip to the farm into an adventure by grabbing our kayaks and hitting the pond in search of our ingredients. Theres a small island of land in the center of Bear Camp Pond filled with juicy blueberries all summer long. Despite the fact that we got to picking at the end of blueberry season, […]