Art in the Age Root

Art in the Age Root

  BN#407440
Category: Spirits
Region: United States » Pennsylvania
Producer: Art in the Age

Price:$31.99

SKU 48725

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Product Description

Philadelphia-based spirit makers Art in the Age are certainly doing different things. Root is one of their four signature spirits (they also make soaps, tote bags, clothing, quilt and stationary!!) and their mission is to be innovative by going back in history, way past pre-Prohibition times.

In many ways, each of their spirits is a history lesson. Root is their most popular spirit and takes inspiration from the first original Native American recipe for root tea. From the Art in the Age’s website: “In the 1700’s, it was called “Root Tea.” An herbal remedy made with sassafras, sarsaparilla, birch bark and other wild roots and herbs. Native Americans taught the recipe to colonial settlers. As it was passed it down from generation to generation, it grew in potency and complexity. At the close of the 19th century, as the Temperance movement conspired to take the fun out of everything, a Philadelphia pharmacist removed the alcohol from Root Tea and rechristened it (ironically) “Root Beer”. He did this so that hard drinking Pennsylvania coal miners and steelworkers could enjoy it in place of true alcoholic refreshment. He introduced his “Root Beer” in a big way at the still legendary 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia.”

Distilled from sugar cane and neutral grain spirits, Art in the Age has captured the original flavor profile with 13 organic ingredients: wintergreen, spearmint, cinnamon, clove, cardamom, allspice, birch bark, anise, smoked black tea, lemon, orange, nutmeg, and sugar cane. It tastes like a boozy root beer liqueur although not sickly sweet; drier than Jägermeister but sweeter than bitter Amari. It is wonderful when mixed with Rye for a Root & Rye Old Fashioned cocktail and also makes a killer spiked root beer float!

ROOT Float
Adapted from Art in the Age’s website

2 parts ROOT
8 parts old fashioned root beer
1 scoop vanilla bean ice cream
shaved nutmeg or cinnamon

Add ROOT to a large tumbler or hurricane glass. Fill almost to the top with root beer. Gently float one scoop of ice cream over the soda. Top with freshly shaved nutmeg or cinnamon.

Tasting Note: Aromatic nose of mint, anise, clove, birch bark, wintergreen and cinnamon. More herbal than sweet on the palate, it is amaro-like in style with a touch of bitter herb and root notes. An incredibly complex and unusual spirit that is well worth trying – makes an amazing root beer float and delicious when added into an Old Fashioned cocktail!

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