TAMWORTH, N.H.—Beaver-flavoured whiskey, anyone?
A New Hampshire distillery has a new bourbon, Eau De Musc, flavoured partly by the secretion from a beaver's castor sacs.
Tamworth Distilling said the secretion, called castoreum, has a history of being used as a flavouring and is on a small list of FDA ingredients called “generally recognized as safe.”
The distillery stated on its website that 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.