Listen up, love birds! Tamworth Distilling is offering you the option to take the ultimate gamble on love with our Ten-Year Barrel Challenge!

We invite newlyweds to purchase a hand-picked barrel (equivalent to about 250 bottles!) of unaged scratch-made whiskey, which will come of age over ten years. Once it reaches maturation, couples can take home their custom barrel, which at this point will be worth approximately $52,000. We will store your bottle in our bonded warehouse for ten years, sending annual status reports and pictures for your records. When it comes time to bottle the liquid, the design team at Quaker City Mercantile— the same agency that designs for brands including Hendrick’s Gin, Sailor Jerry Rum, and Hudson Whiskey— will create a label and bottle personalized just for you.

So, what’s the catch? Well, couples who remain legally married at the ten-year mark have nothing to worry about. They can take home their custom barrel, now worth approximately $52,000, as a reward for sticking it out all ten years. But if the couple is no longer together, the barrel must then be forfeited back to Tamworth Distilling.

So, the question remains— do you feel lucky in love?

Must be 21+

Please email for inquiries.

To create Crab Trapper Whiskey, we teamed up with the University of New Hampshire to find a use for our state’s invasive green crab population, which wreaks havoc on our coastal ecosystem. This invasive species, previously kept in check by the winter freeze, has been recently thriving due to climate change.

We wanted to do our part in protecting our local shellfish by controlling the green crab population in the only way we know how— a deliciously weird spirit. Crab Trapper has a bourbon base steeped with a crab, corn and low-country boil blend mixture.

What Does Green Crab Whiskey Taste Like?

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.

Where to Buy Crab Trapper Whiskey

Wondering where to buy Crab Trapper? You can order a bottle here.

As seen in Food & Wine’s 2023 Drinks Innovators of the Year

Read all about Crab Trapper Whiskey in NPRThrillistVinePairBusiness Insiderand Delish.

Unveiling the Historical Significance of the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897

Discover the intriguing story behind the Bottled In Bond act, a landmark legislation signed into effect by President Grover Cleveland in 1897, which left a lasting impact on his presidential legacy. As one of his final achievements before retiring, President Cleveland found solace and respite in his second home in Tamworth, New Hampshire. In fact, our distillery proudly stands on Cleveland Hill Road, right by the president’s cherished summer retreat.

To be labeled as Bottled-in-Bond spirit, a spirit must meet several criteria:

  1. Produced by one distiller at one distillery within a single distilling season.
  2. Distilled at a minimum of 100 proof (50% alcohol by volume).
  3. Aged in a federally bonded warehouse for at least four years.
  4. Bottled at exactly 100 proof.

Bottled-in-bond Old Man of the Mountain Whiskey

The Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897 aimed to ensure the quality and authenticity of distilled spirits.

The purpose of the Bottled-in-Bond Act was to combat fraud in the spirits industry. By certifying the authenticity and quality of bottled spirits, it provided consumers with a guarantee of the product’s origin, distilling process, and aging period.

This act was important because it set a standard for the production and labeling of distilled spirits, promoting transparency and consumer trust. It also helped protect the reputation of legitimate distillers while curbing the sale of counterfeit or inferior spirits. The Bottled-in-Bond Act remains an important part of American whiskey history, representing a commitment to quality and integrity in the industry.

Check out our Bottled-in-Bond spirits here.