TAMWORTH, N.H. (AP) — Beaver-flavored whiskey, anyone?
A New Hampshire distillery has a new bourbon, Eau De Musc, flavored partly by the secretion from a beaver's castor sacs.
We firmly believe in honoring the land around us and producing only the finest spirits that reflect that. We want to ensure you all that beavers were not killed in the name of Eau de Musc. Please check out our Facebook post for more information. https://t.co/w5RKpMRJC3 pic.twitter.com/Zh4U3qZ0Eh— Tamworth Distilling (@tamworthdistill) June 4, 2018
Tamworth Distilling says the secretion, called castoreum, has a history of being used as a flavoring and is on a small list of FDA ingredients called "generally recognized as safe."
The distillery says on its website castoreum "exhibits bright and fruit qualities (raspberry) and rich leathery notes along with creamy vanilla aroma," common among barrel-aged spirits.
Other ingredients are raspberry, Canadian snakeroot, fir needles, birch bark (tar oil and regular oil) and maple syrup