Thanks to the good people at the New Hampshire-based Tamworth Distilling, deer whiskey is a real thing. Yes, you heard the correctly, deer-flavored whiskey, made with real red deer venison, is a thing.
“Coming November 14th exclusively at Tamworth Distilling — The Deerslayer is a whiskey flavored with the flora and fauna of New Hampshire in autumn — in particular, venison. We chose a 3-year old white wheat whiskey for its lighter body, and distilled it with slow-smoked red deer venison and seasonal ingredients like porcini mushrooms, cranberries, juniper berries, and green peppercorns. Savory and smoky notes characterize this one-of-a-kind spirit, with a subtle spice on the palate and a lingering finish.”
The deer-flavored whiskey will clock in at a hearty 99 proof, AKA stronger than a bottle of Jack Daniel’s.
In a statement with Drink Business, head distiller Steven Grasse, said:
“No matter what the world thought 2020 would be like, it’s safe to say that everyone was wrong. I have been interested in the idea of using venison and durian fruit as flavouring agents 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, while the juxtaposition of death and decay to delicate and floral notes of the brandy, is purely divine.”
In a world where flavored whiskeys with the consistency of cough syrup run rampant (lookin’ at you Fireball), deer whiskey actually doesn’t bad at all. A little bit of smoke, a little bit of mesquite, a little bit of deer blood (just kidding about that last one).
I could dig it.
To celebrate the release of Deerslayer Venison Whiskey we’re holding our 1st Annual Deerslayer Hunt where teams of 6 or less will compete in a Scavenger Hunt for the ultimate prize of $300! 🦌 Click here for more info and to submit your team: https://t.co/Zw6EokKDAppic.twitter.com/9U1e1CqacH