In order to create the flavors for their latest whiskey, local craft spirits company Art in the Age dug deep — into a maple tree that has been growing near a New Hampshire graveyard since the colonial era.
Graverobber Unholy Whiskey pays homage to an old New England superstition: that tapping a cemetery maple would disturb the dead. Made at Tamworth Distilling in New Hampshire and bottled at Olde Kensington’s New Liberty Distillery, it’s a blend of “cursed” maple syrup and smooth 3-year-old whiskey. The syrup gives the spirit a burnt-sugar flavor, with hints of cinnamon and orange peel. Beware: Art in the Age representatives say there’s no guarantee it’s vegan.
Art in the Age and Tamworth are both projects of liquor-industry veteran Steven Grasse, whose Quaker City Mercantile company is responsible for brands like Sailor Jerry Rum and Hendrick’s Gin.