Liqueur - Spices-Essences

Art in the Age Rhubarb (Tea) Liqueur

From: New Hampshire, United States Liquor Review Category: Spices-Essences Liqueur

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San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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Beverage Testing Institute

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Wine Enthusiast

  • 2013

Proof66 Notes

Art in the Age Rhubarb Tea liqueur is a high-proof liqueur based upon the rhubarb tea made in Pennsylvania in the 1700s. The  modern style comes from beets, carrots, lemons, cardamon, cane sugar, and pink peppercorn along with the rhubarb. They call it sweet and refreshing with a hint of spice and consider it a unique offering on the market.

Art in the Age is short for "Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction." They seek creative artists woven together in a web of personal contacts. In what we at Proof66 see as an echo of Thomas Carlyle's rant coming to us from the industrial revolution of the 18th century, Art in the Age proclaims: Rather than exist at a distance in the white cube of the gallery space, we weave our offerings into the collective surface of myriad personal contexts. In this troubling epoch of industrial commodification, standardization of reproduction, and fomentation of a society of shallow spectacle, Art In The Age issues a challenge and rally cry. We fight fire with fire, subsuming the onslaught of watered down facsimiles and inaccessible displays with thought-provoking products of real cultural capital.

Art in the Age spirits were acquired by William Grant & Sons in June of 2010. Production moved from California to Tamworth Distilling of New Hampshire.

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thomvee thomvee (1) (2015-10-09)
Art in the Age is short for "Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction." They seek creative artists woven together in a web of personal contacts. In what we at Proof66 see as an echo of Thomas Carlyle's rant coming to us from the industrial revolution of the 18th century, Art in the Age proclaims: Rather than exist at a distance in the white cube of the gallery space, we weave our offerings into the collective surface of myriad personal contexts. In this troubling epoch of industrial commodification, standardization of reproduction, and fomentation of a society of shallow spectacle, Art In The Age issues a challenge and rally cry. We fight fire with fire, subsuming the onslaught of watered down facsimiles and inaccessible displays with thought-provoking products of real cultural capital.------------------------- Really, is it not rather ironic that the source of this high highfalutin rant found it within the bounds of their sacred mission to sell out to a conglomerate? One would have to guess that $$$$ were, in the end, deemed more sacred than the sentiments put forth in their ponderous screed. -------------------------- That being said, I think I'll have to try this stuff.
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Review Comments
Proof66 Staff (2015-10-10):
Hi Thomvee... Proof66 staff here. In a word: yes! It is disappointing. We're kind of romantic here about spirits and it's always disillusioning when the corporations take over. Still, we've had a chance to taste the spirits recently and the quality seems to be holding up. To us, it's a little less disillusioning than the outright deceptive practices going on in some of the marketing of "handcrafted spirits" and "single barrel" going on in the industry. Appreciate the comment!

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