It’s no secret that we love our BoozeMail at BoozeDancing Central! Most of the time, we get a little Craft Beer or Whisky care package on our doorstep, but every so often something a little different finds its way to us…
One of the first American distilleries to resurrect the age-old Scandinavian spirit, Tamworth Distilling puts a scratch-made spin on the Nordic spirit traditionally made with dill and caraway. Tamworth Distilling’s version includes a ginger twist for a floral piquant along with cardamom, star anise, and pink peppercorn. The flavorful shot is a perfect winter sipper and can also be used as a seasonal twist on classic cocktails like a Manhattan or a Swedish Mule. The baking spices combine with the malty sweetness of root vegetables to create a surprisingly unique mixing tool. The whiskey base (a blend of bourbon, barley and wheat whiskey) also adds complexity, serving as a rich background for the balanced spice of the other ingredients.
Since its release in 2015, Tamworth Distilling’s Skiklubben Aquavit has been at the forefront of the burgeoning category. This winter, with ski slopes closed due to the pandemic, it’s the perfect winter warmer ideal for toasting winter vacations lost or an après ski celebration. Skiklubben Aquavit is available for purchase at Tamworth Distilling in Tamworth, New Hampshire, Art in the Age in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and nationally at Seelbachs.com.
While neither of us is much of a skier, we like the idea of a winter sipper that will put a fire in our belly on a chilly winter day. Click the play button on the following video to find out what we thought of it:
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