has introduced what to me is a very exciting product to the market this week. Sadly only available in Oregon at the moment, but if you beg your local store enough perhaps we can change that a bit.
Long story short, this is a pre-Victorian style dram, an Usquabetha if you prefer. Something that has not been on the market, if at all, in a hundred or so years as far as I can tell.
Full disclosure: I personally ( ) had something to do with the research that led to this getting made and I don't mind shilling for people and things I find of worth. I'm kind of a history buff and have been looking into what the drams that existed before barrel aging were like. Took well over 5 years searching before I stumbled into something that actually had ingredients and process listed and not just a description. I gave what I'd found to the good folks at TVD and they ran with it from there. I can't wait to get my hands on a bottle.
Behold, the 2015 3DC Holiday Gift Guide!
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As Raphael Holinshed, writing in 1577 on this ancient beverage, says: “It sloweth age, it strengtheneth youth, it helpeth digestion, it cutteth flegme, it relisheth the harte, it lighteneth the mynd, it quickeneth the spirits, it cureth the hydropsie, it repelleth gravel . . . and trulie it is a sovereigne liquor if it be orderlie taken”.
I’d say that sums it up rather nicely…
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