Philadelphia, PA - Art in the Age, the workshop and testing ground for Quaker City Mercantile, is pleased to announce the release of three new gins from the Tamworth Garden Gin series – White Mountain, Apiary and Barrel Reserve Flora Gin. These small-batch garden-inspired gins from Tamworth Distilling were specially formulated to pay homage to the unique natural resources populating right in their New Hampshire distillery’s backyard. Available at Art in the Age starting Thursday, October 18th, while supplies last.
The Garden Gin Series is the result of Steven Grasse’s great experimentation with hyper-local herbs and botanicals native to the Tamworth area. The result is three, versatile gins representative of local flora and honey. The series began with Apiary Gin, a unique concoction that placed foraged poplar buds, red clover, linden flower, and raw honey alongside the standard juniper. Together, the ingredients evoke the array of botanicals encountered by a bee in the Tamworth area. The rest of the gins followed a similar template. Utilizing local and foraged ingredients to make drinking an experience, each one transports the drinker to a particular time and place.
Barrel Reserve Flora Gin is where all of the pollinated flowers bloom. Labdanum resin, coriander berry, red clover, angelica root, geranium oil, lemon verbena leaf, linden flowers, and violet flowers join juniper in a lighter, drier gin. Its aged in wheat whiskey barrels for over a year, which extracts the wood sugars and flavors and transforms the fresh-cut flower flavors into something tropical. The mellowing effect gives it a whiskey drinkability, while the botanical base makes for excelled cocktail potential.
For White Mountain Gin, Tamworth Distilling wanted to make a more traditional gin that captures some of the highlights of the Tamworth Garden series. Centennial, Citra, Amarillo Hops distilled with Angelica, coriander, lemon and of course juniper berries. Maintaining the floral components of the hops is the key. The citrus bolsters the grapefruit, and tropical notes are naturally occurring in the hops. The coriander and angelica solidify the flower-like top notes of the hop cones. The common resinous juniper is given a fresh piney push from the green hops, brightening up the gin. While this may not be your average London Dry style gin, the moderation of the juniper and the addition of sunny hops give this an unusual freshness for many traditional styles. New England was once full of hop farms, and White Mountain Gin strives to reconnect with the area’s heritage.
Available exclusively at Art in the Age, the Tamworth Garden gins retail for $55.