Planting our flag in the heart of an historic New Hampshire village, we’ve set up our distillery in accordance to the land around us, not against it. What we take, we give back. And what we have, we give to you. Taking a cue from the 19th century Transcendentalists of New England, we pull our inspiration direct from our atmosphere around us. Our recipes are born from the crops we grow and the histories buried in the soil below.
Built in 1888, we have preserved the original buildings for our distillery and barrel house. At the heart of our distillery stands our 250 gallon copper still, custom made by Vendome Copper & Brass Works, a Kentucky business that has been run by the Sherman family for four generations.
CLEAN WATER, LOCAL INGREDIENTS: BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME AND GIVING IT ALL BACK AGAIN
This commitment to sustainability extends to our other ingredients as well. We source all of our GMO-free grains from within a 150 mile radius. After distilling we repurpose our spent grains for cattle in the form of a nutrient-rich feed, which is passed through a liquid/solid separator before being returned to the farm. This device turns the spent grain into edible feed, rather than freeze-prone liquid.
Many of our botanicals and other ingredients we source from local farms – or our own gardens. After Distilling, they are repurposed as all-natural granola bars, floral infusions, fruit jams, and other botanical experiments that we haven’t even dreamed of yet.
Using local grain to make local spirits and giving the spent grains to local cattle that may one day wind up on our dining table at the Tamworth Inn to be paired with the latest garden-sourced concoction from our Test Kitchen — That’s the embodiment of our Transcendentalist philosophy: farm to bottle, bottle to farm, farm to table, all in one continuous unbroken circle.
Small-Batch, Limited Edition releases: These Art in the Age products are small-batch, limited edition spirits, often the result of experiments with seasonal harvests or unique, foraged ingredients. For example:
Our Garden Infusions series began with Sweet Potato, Chicory, and Beet: all fruits of the fall harvest in New England. Once this 2014 batch is gone, it’s gone forever.
Our Single Grain Series allows distillers to showcase what a single type of grain, from one source, in one season can do in three different forms. The first iteration was organic barley, which was distilled into vodka and white whiskey, as well as whiskey to be aged. It will serve as a time capsule for what this particular harvest was like.