Continuing Art in the Age’s commitment to fresh, local ingredients and totally unique flavors, we’ve created our Garden Infusion spirits with Tamworth Distilling & Mercantile, with a variety of native plants and grains. Our aim is to preserve the fruits of the harvest in our 80 proof organic house-made corn base, showcasing the seasonal variations of New England offerings, with a surprising twist. This first batch came into being during the fall and winter, and therefore utilized New England’s hardy root vegetables and herbs.
Our Chicory vodka was inspired by the history of roasted chicory root as a coffee substitute, which is used to offer a rich, “dark roast” note, which is balanced by the slight grassy bite of dandelion greens. Hearty rye seeds provide a grainy element to the spirit, while cinnamon and maple syrup combine for a sweet finish.
Our Sweet Potato vodka is a rich blend of caramel, butterscotch and vanillin notes from toasted white oak chips. The sweet potato pie-like qualities are derived from the addition of clove, maple syrup, and a touch of salt. Nearly all of the spirit’s sweetness is a function of the sweet potato itself.
Our Beet vodka is a tribute to the fruits of the fall. We’ve blended sweet beets, tart New Hampshire cranberries, and cidery apple pomace. It is immediately striking for the beet’s rich, magenta color, which is backed up by the smooth, earthy taste that the roots are known for. The addition of tarragon, honey, and salt ties these fruit and vegetable components together, for a harmonious blend of savory and sweet.
A unique blend of the season’s best sweet and savory flavors, our Black Trumpet Blueberry Cordial is made with tart hand-picked blueberries and foraged black trumpet mushrooms from our neighbors at New Hampshire Mushroom Company. House-grown lavender and lemon verbena reinforce the fresh flavors, creating a rare cordial that brings to mind a prize winning blueberry pie.