New Hampshire based Tamworth Distillery has recently put themselves on the map. To our knowledge, they are the first (and perhaps the last) distillery to make a bourbon using crabs in the ingredient DNA.
Before you go jumping to any conclusions (like we did), know that this was made with best intentions of helping Mother Earth. The crab base (90 lbs of it), green crab, used in their newly released fresh catch of the day “Crab Trapper: Green Crab Flavored Whiskey” is an invasive species in the New England marine system.
The green crab is responsible for ravaging the New England corridor of shellfisheries, destroying coastal seagrass beds, and shifting entire ecosystems. Tamworth Distilling is working with the University of New Hampshire’s NH Green Crab Project to develop this claw-some (we crack ourselves up) new whiskey as a way of exploring new ways to weaken the crustaceans’ grip and bolster the local fishing industry at the same time.
Made with a 4-year old bourbon base and over 90 pounds of green crabs, the blend is steeped with a custom spice blend mixture – reminiscent of a low-country boil. Per the brand, the spirit presents strong notes of maple, vanilla, and caramel on the nose, with the more dominant flavors like cinnamon, clove, and all-spice giving off an unexpected heat likened to what distillery founder, Steven Grasse, describes as a “briny and better Fireball.”
And check this out – this freaky uniquey sipper is SOLD OUT on seelbachs.com! Good to know there are adventurous people still out in the world. And do gooders at that.
PRICING: $65 MSRP for 200ml. Limited availability.
Check the distillery for availability and happy hunting for this senseational whiskey!