The Essence of New Hampshire, Distilled Making It By ADAM ROBB SEPT. 30, 2015

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At Tamworth Distilling & Mercantile, which opened earlier this year on the grounds of a dilapidated New Hampshire inn, high-proof grain alcohol embodies the anachronistic, utilitarian charm of something you might have once found at a general store — or today, at the Vermont Country Store. According to its label — printed with, according to the product’s illustrator and namesake, Reverend Michael Alan, “a mixture of English and Latin, the Theban, and Adamic alphabets, and various magickal sigils for peace and love and prosperity” — the potent stuff can wipe away mascara and refresh stained furniture. The Alcohol, Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has deemed it the most complicated label they have ever approved.  …

Read entire article at The New York Times Style Magazine

 

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