Idaho, Are You Ready For Deer Flavored Whiskey?
With deer hunting season wrapping up here soon, it's time to think of what to do with all that game. Maybe you're mounting it on your wall and making rugs. Maybe you're freezing it and using it for stews and soups for the rest of the year. But have you considered deer for a cocktail? Tamworth Distilling in New Hampshire has.
Founder Steven Grasse stated, “I have been interested in the idea of using venison [as a flavoring agent] for some time. The gaminess of the venison lends itself as a savory compliment to the sweetness of the wheat whiskey creating a truly creative carnivorous concoction."
Is his alliteration enough to make you try it? I mean, there aren't little deer bits floating in it. Venison was simply added during the aging process. You can start ordering The Deerslayer November 14th at the (low?) price of $65. The perfect gift for the toothless hunters in your life who miss enjoying a meal of their latest kill with their nightly whiskey.
Looking for something less meaty but equally suspect as a drink? Tamworth also has a durian fruit brandy to assault your palate. Otherwise known as "the corpse flower," durian fruit is so foul smelling it's equated with the scent of death and decay. Naturally you'd want to drink that, right? At the very least it reflects the vibe of 2020. $65 scores you a bottle of Corpse Flower Brandy starting December 1st.
Apparently there are no rules in 2020, so I'm going to make my own weirdo whiskey aged to perfection with the scent of wet clothes that's been left in the washer for 2 days. Yum!