Welcome to TALISMAN SPIRITS. Our motto, “Old Plants • New Booze” presents our intentions to fill your glass with intriguing flavors via new and traditional alcoholic beverages flavored with a host of plants, some of which are locally foraged. We are currently distilling on a vintage copper alembic still housed at Plaice Cove Spirits in North Hampton NH.
We are delighted to introduce our first elixir, Monsieur Jean Vert Absinthe, this summer! This unusual and mysterious libation is wonderful with iced water and an other-worldly addition to cocktails. In the works is a spring amaro, tentatively called Vere Picea, which sports spruce and balsam tips as well as pine candles. Rather than Christmas tree flavors, this spring growth imparts unusual and delicious citrus notes which are sure to inspire some wonderful mixology!
Our unique and tasty Bitters are now being used in cutting-edge cocktails at select bars and restaurants in Portsmouth & Dover NH as well as Kittery & South Berwick ME. Ask your bartender!
Additional recipes are currently in development for amari, gin, as well as brand new alcohol-based products. Long-term goals are to operate out of a location in the seacoast area of NH/ME which will house production space, a retail area as well as an intimate bar by early 2020.