An agave and corn spirit balancing the smoothness of a tequila and the finish of a smoky mezcal but distilled with wormwood which rounds out the spirit creating a complex beginning middle and end. We bring up whole agave horrida from Texas and cold smoke it with oak and mesquite for 24 hours. Spicy fresh cut pepper notes come through from the leaves of the agave that are vapour infused while we distill. A balanced smooth body and deeper smokier finish comes from the agave heart.
BROOKLYN, NY: Standard Wormwood Distillery is pushing the boundaries of classic liquors by redefining and reinventing the craft of what wormwood spirits can be. Using the bitter, complex profile of wormwood to create uniquely layered spirits, their Wormwood Rye, Wormwood Gin, and Wormwood Agave expressions are versatile and can best be enjoyed on their own at 90 proof, or as substitutions for classic spirits in a wide range of cocktails – such as a Manhattan, Sazerac, and Negroni or modern mixologist alternatives.
Standard Wormwood Distillery founders and head distillers, Sasha Selimotic and Taras Hrabowsky,grew up in New Yorks Hudson Valley where they still source all their grains and grow wormwood on their family farm. In 2005 after attending college in NYC in both engineering and fine arts respectively, they started home distilling and experimenting with distinctive wormwood spirits in Bushwick Brooklyn. Seven years later and blocks away from where it all started, they bootstrapped the distillery after wormwood was legalized and built out a unique hand-made still to concentrate on working with this complex bitters. Used for its unique feel and as a modifier on traditional spirits to create layers of complexity for a one-of-a-kind drinking experience defining classic spirits with wormwood.
Fresh cut peppers/vegetal notes. Smoky Spice with subtle tropical notes. Long salinity on the finish.