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 Sea Hagg in North Hampton NH.
(We will be opening the tasting room at 135 Lafayette Rd #9, North Hampton for some special release events. Like us on Facebook and stay in the loop!)
We are delighted to introduce our first elixir, Monsieur Jean Vert Absinthe, for the holidays. This unusual and mysterious libation is wonderful with iced water (1 water to 4 MJV) and an other-worldly addition to the classic Sazerac, Corpse Reviver II and host of other delicious absinthe cocktails.
Also about to be bottled is a unique concoction we’ve named Evergreen Tree Spirit, which sports spruce and balsam tips as well as pine candles–that’s it. Rather than Christmas tree flavors, this spring growth imparts unusual and delicious citrus notes which are sure to inspire some wonderful mixology!
Struggling through the federal gauntlet is our Wildcraft Amaro #1 which features 9 types of foraged flora from around the Seacoast area of New Hampshire and Maine. Uncle Sam is currently scratching his head about what exactly we’ve put in this spirit. Hopefully he’ll realize soon that these tasty plants are completely benign and actually healthy to consume! Until then this amazing liquid will continue to age and mature.
Our 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!