There is a tradition in my family, when it comes to hunting. It is bad luck to go out into the field without a pint of whiskey or booze in your pack. This is called the "kill jug," and it is much like a celebratory cigar. It is only meant to be drank when someone successfully harvests a critter. It is also used to entice fellow hunters to help you get the critter back to your truck. Either way, if you find yourself in the woods without a "kill jug," chances are you are not seeing very many critters.

Now, what kind of booze makes for the perfect "kill jug?"

Jagermeister is defined as "The name Jägermeister in German literally means "Master Hunter", "Hunt Master" or "master of the hunt". It is a title for a high-ranking official in charge of matters related to hunting and gamekeeping." 

In my experience tho, Jaeger makes for a far too interesting time on the mountain. Like "naked in a snowbank" kind of interesting.

Whiskey is the typical booze you will find in your average "kill jug." And, a distillery in New Hampshire has developed a whiskey that taste like deer. It is from a distillery called Tamworth Distilling.

According to a recent article in Forbes

The Deerslayer (99 Proof, $65) is a surprisingly delicate-bodied whiskey flavored with the flora and fauna of New Hampshire in autumn— specifically, venison. The Deerslayer is crafted with three-year-old white wheat whiskey that allows the venison flavor to truly shine and distilled with slow-smoked red deer venison and seasonal ingredients including porcini mushrooms, cranberries, juniper berries, and green peppercorns. Ideal for venison-lovers and non-vegans alike, the savory and smoky notes characterize this one-of-a-kind spirit, with subtle spice on the palate up front and a lingering, gamey finish.

What would make a better "kill jug" than a whiskey called "Deer Slayer?"

It is going to be released on November 14th and you can check out their website for more info.

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