Spirits

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If you are looking for small batch, handcrafted spirits, you are in the right place. When we are firing our still, we fill carboys. Our carboys fill barrels, and we move our barrels around in our “aging program.” Today we are north of two years in barrel on all of our aged spirits. When we pluck a barrel from the wall, we bottle it up four bottles at a time; we still do most of our bottling process by hand. We build pallet loads of spirits and ship them into the North Carolina ABC system. We also sell individual bottles at our Tasting Room in Pittsboro.

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Flying Pepper

Flying Pepper Tobago Infused Vodka brings you the unique flavor of the tobago, or aji dulce, pepper: smoky, sweet with just a hint of heat. This product becomes even more special when we explain that this specific pepper was first created by legendary pepper cultivator, Doug Jones, right onsite here at The Plant. Keeping with our commitment to local agriculture, we work with small farmers across NC to grow these rare peppers. We then infuse peppers into a remarkably clean NC vodka. We often get questions about this vodka and how it tastes. Contrary to how it may seem, there is almost no heat left, but there is a pure pepper flavor from the infusion process: it is unmistakable. Though, we do encourage those that like things spicy to add some extra heat – we are confident in saying our vodka makes the best Bloody Mary in the Triangle, especially with a few drops of local hot sauce.

Serving Ideas

  • Chilled

  • Bloody Marys

  • Classic Martini

Proof

80

North Carolina ABC Product Number: 66358

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No’Lasses

No’Lasses is arguably our most unique offering. It is made in a rum process, but with sorghum cane rather than sugarcane. We blend our home-grown and fresh-pressed sorghum cane juice with sorghum cane syrup, then slowly ferment it, distill it twice, then leave it to mature in bourbon oak barrels. The sorghum comes to us from our Carolina neighbor to the south, so this is a spirit with a traditional southern flavor. It has a grassy, green note, and pairs exceptionally well with citrus and herbal elements. However, in SC, they call this a whiskey; here we equate it to a rum. Truly, it is its own thing. How does one market something so unusual? By inviting people to try it for themselves – we welcome you to taste it and decide for yourself how you’d describe it.

Serving Ideas

  • In a Snifter Glass

  • Dark and Stormys

  • Tiki Punch!

Proof

80

North Carolina ABC Product Number: 66355

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Apple Brandy

Apple Brandy is the original spirit of North Carolina - distilled from apples for generations in the Appalachians by farmers who needed a non-perishable product that was always in demand.  In keeping with that tradition, our Apple Brandy is crafted from fresh pressed apple cider from the NC mountains, slowly fermented at low temperatures for optimum flavor. Careful distillation results in a mellow and smooth Apple Brandy that is then aged on bourbon oak barrels. This craft spirit is similar to a Calvados; some people taste the apple, others just taste the heat – 100 proof for a reason – but everyone tastes a well-crafted and truly NC spirit.

Serving Ideas

  • In a Snifter Glass

  • As a Digestif after a meal

  • Apple Brandy Old Fashioneds

Proof

100

North Carolina ABC Product Number: 66353

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Amber Rum

When we approached this rum, we were inspired by the pot-distilled dark rums of the Caribbean and the rhum agricoles of Martinique. Our Amber Rum is crafted from organic panela sugar - a raw sugar made in Colombia from evaporated cane juice. Slow fermentation with Caribbean rum yeast, careful distillation, and bourbon barrel aging make for a sippable and versatile Amber Rum. Though, walk into an ABC store, and you will be met by a wide variety of rums. It is hard to stand out among the many other smooth and quality options out there; that can sometimes be the hard reality of small-batch local spirits. However, our Amber Rum holds a special place here at Fair Game. It is a product born from our patience and dedication to making a quality spirit. We are proudly one of the only aged rums produced in the state. We recently bottled a 5 year rum – it is truly something delicious and special.

Serving Ideas

  • In a Snifter Glass

  • Dark and Stormys

  • Hemingway Daiquiri

Proof

80

North Carolina ABC Product Number: 66350

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Limited Edition Carolina Agricole Rum

Our small batch Carolina Agricole debuted in the fall of 2016 with a limited two-barrel bottling - just 887 375ml bottles made on our first run! Rum Agricole is a traditional style of rum from the French Caribbean islands. Fresh-cut South Carolina sugarcane is pressed straight from the cane fields and the juice is brought directly to our distillery for fermentation. This unique and rare method captures the wild yeast and fresh cane flavor which give the Carolina Agricole its distinctive flavor. Twice distilled in our copper alembic pot still and aged in bourbon barrels, this very special rum is made to be savored. Our Carolina Agricole is one of only a handful of rum agricoles available in the United States, and we must confess it will likely not be around Fair Game for much longer: it has become hard to source sugarcane locally. Though while it is still here, we encourage you to come and enjoy it!

Serving Ideas

  • Over Ice

  • Ti’ Punch

  • Tiki cocktails

Proof

80

North Carolina ABC Product Number: 20892