This New Hampshire Distillery Is Making Whiskey Out Of Beaver Secretion
Ever since I drank way too much Southern Comfort on my 18th birthday, I haven't been much of a whiskey fan. And I'm not sure this will do much to change my opinion. But if you like the hard stuff...then this might be right up your alley.
The Drinks Business website claims Tamworth Distilling in Tamworth, NH is selling a limited edition whiskey flavored with a substance secreted by beavers. It's called Eau De Musc. I love how the website describes the whiskey's flavor as a “dry, smoky spice with fleeting hints of fresh-cracked boughs and mint that open up to reveal rustic-sweet sensations of wet hay, vanilla, wood sugar, and saddle leather interspersed by waves of red fruit”.
They go on to say the beaver excretion "exhibits bright and fruit qualities (raspberry) and rich leathery notes along with a creamy vanilla aroma. These notes are also very common among barrel aged spirits, so a natural progression took place”.
Tamworth Distilling is open Friday - Sunday from noon to 5:00 pm. They offer a variety of spirits and tours. If you're hungry, visit their cafe; The Tamworth Lyceum. They're open weekdays, except Mondays, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. I'm sure you'll find something tasty to get that beaver secretion whiskey taste out of your mouth!