: Want some ‘river funk’ in your booze? This distillery is making trout-flavored brandy.

by | Nov 7, 2023 | Stock Market

Talk about a fishy bottle of booze. Tamworth Distilling, a producer of spirts based in Tamworth, N.H., is set to release a brandy flavored with smoked trout. Called House of Tamworth Saison De Frai — the French words translate roughly as “spawning season” — the booze is billed by distillery founder Steven Grasse as a way to extend the company’s commitment to crafting “wilderness-inspired flavors.”

The brandy, which is being made in limited quantities, goes on sale Nov. 17 and costs $65 for a 200-ml bottle. Tamworth Distilling is indeed known for its unusual releases. In the past, it has offered a venison-flavored whiskey called Deerslayer and a crustacean-flavored bourbon dubbed Crab Trapper. But there’s a serious purpose behind these oddball spirits, said Grasse — namely, it’s about “honoring and preserving the wilds of New England.” Specifically, in the case of the trout-flavored brandy, the distillery said it’s about calling attention to the declining population of Brook trout, which happens to be the New Hampshire state freshwater fish. The distillery said $1 from each sale of Saison De Frai will support Trout Unlimited, a non-profit group that aims to keep waterways safe from environmental threats. “During the past century, trout have declined as a result of land development, overfishing, water pollution, poor timber and livestock grazing practices and the introduction of non-native fishes and o …

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