"Our special tonight is the crabcakes, which pair exceptionally well with Tamworth Distilling's new Crab Trapper whiskey."
Yes, this is an East Coast whiskey which is "made with a bourbon base steeped with a custom crab, corn and spice blend mixture."
Steven Grasse, owner of Tamworth Distilling, said the developers boiled more than 90 pounds of the tiny crabs into a crab stock that was then fortified with Tamworth-made neutral grain spirits and distilled on a rotary vacuum.
Not sure whether to "yuk" or "yum" on this one, so I'd better go with the age-old adage that you shouldn't knock it ‘til you try it.
I mean, it is whiskey, so it can't be that bad.
But why crab?
Well, it's an invasive species, and it needs to go:
The European green crab are an invasive species originally from Europe. They've been here since the 1800s.
They are an incredibly hardy species, they are almost impossible to kill, they reproduce at an incredible rate, and with a lack of natural predators they have really changed our ecosystems.
A little pricey, a 200ml bottle of Tamworth's Crab Trapper goes for around 65 bucks.
You might say this whiskey's got "a little crab on the nose," and finishes with a pinch. But I'll let you taste it should you be in the New England area.
As for me, I think I'll stick to Scotch.
More on these invasive creatures:
Get out there and try this whiskey.
It's for a good cause!
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