With a philosophy that encourages a collective of Pennsylvania artists to "produce high quality work marked by fine craft and intellectual rigor", Root (Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction), bucks the trend of mass production. Inspired by an 18th century Pennsylvania folk recipe for 'root tea', Root is a potent and highly aromatic liqueur, a combination of birch bark, spearmint, cardamom, organe and smoked black tea that can be sipped as an aperitif or mixed into an intoxicating cocktail. Founder Steven Grasse, a former ad executive and co founder of Hendricks gin, has re-introduced to the marketplace a truly rare spirit.
Don't Bite Down: Art In The Age's Whiskey Stones
While you may have been his greatest gift, it’s now time to get dad a Father’s Day present that won't grow a rattail
AITA's got bags of squared soapstone pieces that Dad can pop in the freezer and use to keep his drinks cold, the benefit being the rocks don't melt and dilute the bevvie like ice cubes -- cause the only thing worse than ice cubes watering down a drink is Ice Cube.
Here's The Plan
Restaurateur and hotelier Edward Bianchini has teamed up with Chef David Cunningham to bring you Tweed. Much like the fabric that inspired its name, Tweed Restaurant and Bar represents leisure and sophistication. Tweed will serve classical food with a modern twist using fresh, organic and local ingredients.
Glenfiddich Makers Take on Philly’s ROOT
William Grant and Sons, the independent, family owned distiller that makes Glenfiddich amongst many other popular spirits, has acquired ROOT, the curious herbaceous concoction created by local adman-turned-booze-baron Steven Grasse, according to Meal Ticket. In addition to ROOT, the purchase includes Grasse’s Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction brand, which is said to be developing a full line of original, historically-inspired and certified organic spirits, the first of which is SNAP, an elixir that mimics the flavors of Pennsylvania Dutch black strap molasses ginger snap cookies.
William Grant & Sons Gets Agressive
Through my experience at Johnny Rocco’s, I’ve spent a good deal of time actively promoting, and working with the brands of William Grant & Sons, and for that I’m very lucky. I’d go as far as to say they have one of the best selections of spirits of any of the key players out there, and turns out that as of this week.. things are set to get a whole lot better.
Tuthilltown Spirits Hudson Whiskey
First came the news that the group would be picking up Tuthilltown Spirits’ Hudson Whiskey. Of the offerings at Tuthilltown, none have struck a cord quite so successfully as their Hudson line, and the product fills the much needed gap in Grant’s whiskey program. Tuthilltown spirits received a lot of attention earlier in the year for their barrels as Jeffrey Morgenthaler popularized “barrel aged cocktails”. For fans of the Hudson Whiskey brand, Tuthilltown will continue to produce the product themselves, but the rights to sales and distribution now belong to William Grant & Sons. Tuthilltown’s unaged spirits program will remain unaffected.
ROOT: Hyper Local Liquor
By Jeremiah Andrick
I can’t remember when I first read about ROOT but the idea has intrigued me for a while. A small batch liquor made by by the fine artists at Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. I think my interest began with the simple design of the glass bottles or the maybe it was the story behind the liquor which is a revival of a pre-prohibition recipe root tea that eventually became root beer when alcohol was “out of fashion”. It doesn’t really matter though because in Washington state you can’t get it. In fact out side of Philly it can be tough to find. As a part of a new breed of organic, hyper-local small batch liquors, regular and large distribution is hard to come by.