To the left, see a view of the new distillery from the river side.
The Tamworth Distilling & Mercantile, on the site of the historic Tamworth Inn, located in the center of Tamworth Village, will open in the late fall of 2014. This enterprise will be a small-scale test distillery where farm-to-bottle spirits in a range of categories, from whiskies to gins and vodkas to historical spirits like applejack, will be produced. Most everything will be made from New Hampshire crops. In addition, a line of farm-to-bottle botanical extracts, essential oils, perfumes and edibles will also be created.
From the Tamworth Lyceum website: The values and practices of Tamworth Distilling & Mercantile are rooted in New England Transcendentalism, a philosophy that sought ways to live with meaning in an age of encroaching materialism. Transcendentalists like Emerson and Thoreau lived in a time not unlike our own, when forces of mass production were robbing life of its inherent dignity, meaning, and creative force. Inspired by their beliefs, Tamworth Distilling & Mercantile will immerse itself in endeavors that keep us close to nature, community and the purity of making things.
Tamworth is a wonderful location for this endeavor because so many of its residents embody this philosophy.
To the left is a photo of the preserved section of the Tamworth Inn with the Tamworth Townhouse to its left and the new distillery to its right. Below is a closeup of some of the attractive landscaping behind the renovated buildings.