Tamworth Distilling Eau de Musc

Flavored Whiskey

Tamworth Distilling // New Hampshire, USA


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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.

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    Whiskey 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.
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Tasting Notes

"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."

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Flavor Profile

Herbal & Oily