At Tattersall, we’re always looking for new ways to take our spirits and liqueurs to the next level. Our distillery is surrounded by talented artisans who make delicious beer and cider, so it only made sense to team up and see where we could go together. The results: Unique spirits, bold flavors and a whole lot of fun.
Bauhaus Brewlabs Stargazer Whiskey
We partnered with our neighbors at Bauhaus Brewlabs and distilled over 900 gallons of their Stargrazer beer, a German Style Schwarzbier. The beer is only 5.0% ABV, so it took a lot of beer to produce a couple of barrels of whiskey. The maltiness of the Stargrazer shines through in the unaged whiskey. Since distilling a lager has almost never been done, we don’t know exactly when the whiskey will be ready. Our educated guess: It will be relatively quick.
Fulton Maitrise Imperial Farmhouse Whiskey
Fulton’s Maitrise Imperial Farmhouse Ale (9.5% ABV) is full-flavored, big and 100% beautiful. It’s crafted from a unique blend of American and German wheat and barley malts, New Zealand’s Nelson Sauvin hops and French Saison yeasts. We saw the makings for a killer whiskey at first sip. The fruitiness of the Nelson Sauvin hops (related to Sauvignon grapes) and the maltiness of the wheat and barley malts take center stage in the unaged whiskey.
Sociable Cider Werks Freewheeler Pommeau
Jim Watkins, one of the owners and founders of Sociable Cider Werks, approached us with this idea after returning from a trip to Portland. He told us that Pommeau was the all the rage in Portland and wanted to see if we’d be interested in trying to make some ourselves. The answer was obvious: Duh! Pommeau is a fortified apple wine, typically from Northern France. Ours starts with Sociable Freewheeler Cider, which is made from a distinct blend of Haralson, Honeycrisp and SweeTango apples. We distill the cider into an apple brandy and then we cut the proof of the spirit to bottle strength (34 proof) by adding unfermented Freewheeler juice. The results: A huge apple flavor, reminiscent of an apple wine.
Surly Brewing Co.
Stay tuned: We can’t reveal the details for this one quite yet, but we can guarantee it will blow your mind.