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'Beaver booze' created

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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.

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