RootMADE BY ART IN THE AGE IN PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
Before we even started selling spirits, people were asking us if we were going to carry Root. Did they even need to ask? Inspired by root tea, an alcoholic herbal remedy originally made by Native Americans and adopted by American settlers (aka the original indie spirit?). Root is one of the most unusual and impressive liqueurs we've tasted.
It's rich, bold and bitter, but balanced by a little sweetness. The dominant flavor is birch bark (which tastes like sarsaparilla, the flavor of root beer), with citrus, vanilla and peppery notes.
During the temperance craze of Prohibition, an American doctor actually took the recipe for root tea and then took all the fun (alcohol) out of it, to make "root beer." So Root tastes kinda like root beer, but grownup and without the cloying sweetness.
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Top a scoop of vanilla ice cream with a shot of Root – a digestif and dessert in one!