Tamworth Distilling Eau de Musc
Tamworth Distilling // New Hampshire, USA
Tamworth Distilling's Steven Grasse put his creative mind to work with Eau de Musc, a whiskey infused with castoreum. The ingredient is an oily secretion from beaver castor sacs and has been used in the past as a flavoring agent, and also for perfumes. The whiskey itself is Tamworth's 88-proof, two year-old Chocorua straight bourbon whiskey, becoming the "water of musk" with the help of that beaver secretion. The limited release will be available in 200ml bottles.
Flavored WhiskeyWhiskey flavored with natural or artificial flavors and labeled with the (pre)dominant flavor(s). Can be made either with or without the addition of sugar. Bottled at 30% ABV or higher.
"Menthol and pine sap on the nose, with green oak, cedar wood, vanilla pods, and cloves. The palate is soft and showcases an oily-viscous mouthfeel, with tannic oak, dark chocolate, and baking spices. The finish is quick, leaving a bit of a "musky" aftertaste, though not one that you would attribute to anything such as beaver sacs unless you knew about it. The whiskey itself is fairly easy and approachable, though given the billing, I was actually looking for something funkier."