Tingala Spirits

Take the journey

From the Amazon River Basin to the world of cocktails, Tingala is the most extraordinary new innovation in fine spirits.

With mouth buzzing tactility and delicious flavor, Tingala offers drinkers an incredibly unique flavor experience in a premium liqueur.

Handcrafted spirits for the adventurous at heart.

The Taste

Tingala features the unique, botanical flavor of spilanthes flowers and real crushed cinnamon. It is evocative of fruits and allspice, with hints of citrus, is only lightly sweetened, and has a pleasing bouquet.

IN COCKTAILS: Use Tingala as a modifier, by substituting it for base spirits in any favorite cocktail, or as an accent.

FOR SIPPING: Smooth enough to drink on the rocks or with a splash of water. Keep forward in the mouth. If a sweeter taste is desired, add simple syrup. Best enjoyed at room temperature or slightly chilled.

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“The beauty of Tingala
is it modifies a cocktail in
new and exciting ways,
and you can get it only in the Denver metro area.” 

-Bob Tews, Tingala maker

 

Tingala Float

ENHANCE any drink by floating a tingling layer of Tingala on top: Gently pour ½ oz. of Tingala over a spoon held just above the cocktail.

VIBRANT, PLAYFUL, AND DISTINCTLY ITSELF

The Tingle

You will notice Tingala®’s tingle in the first few sips.

It lasts for several minutes. The invigorating, taste expanding mouth feel comes from a natural compound in the flower that delivers tactility.

“From an anatomical sense, we always mention smell and taste, but in terms of flavor, there is that third leg…that everyone forgets about, and that is the somatasensory, or the touch component and this includes things like the tingle from carbon dioxide…or the creaminess (of cheese)… You really end up stimulating all the different parts of the flavor construct that we experience.”

-Penn State Univ. Sensory Evaluation Center Director John Hayes

 

Natural.

“This simple little flower…manages to activate the sense of touch, on top of taste and smell, and really heightens flavors.”  –-www. liquor.com

A tingle in your mouth will put a smile on your face.

Botanical to Bottle

In the tradition of European spirits and liqueur makers, our Colorado family set out to create an authentic new liqueur that meets our high standards for a handcrafted product made with skill, passion, and responsibly sourced ingredients.

Using fresh botanicals with a distinctive mouth-tingling quality, Tingala brings an exciting new and enticing flavor to the world of fine drinking.

We developed and perfected the artisanal process that captures the essence of these amazing flowers (aka buzz buttons, electric daisy, super taster flower, or Tingflowers®). Tingala is the first spirit of its kind, made from these flowers.

We navigated the world of botanicals to discover the highest quality and most flavorful of the more than 40 spilanthes plants in it genus. Safe and FDA-approved, this variety is the one we use, at its peak of freshness, with other all-natural ingredients, to make our product.

We make every batch of Tingala by hand, using only fresh, hand-picked flowers flown overnight to us from U.S. growers, crushed real cinnamon (no extracts), top-notch corn-based neutral spirits, dextrose sweetener, and pure Colorado water.

We are proud of our family and what it took to create Tingala, and grateful to the friends, family, experts, and craftspeople who helped us get here. We produce Tingala at Mile High Spirits in Denver.

 

Available to Colorado retailers at orders@waspdistributing.com. Retailers in California and New York should contact LibDib.com.

Because we live in interesting drinking times.

All natural, gluten free, bottled at 50% alcohol-by-volume

A REFLECTION

What does it take to create something new in the world of spirits? At a time when global brands are cranking out generic vodkas, gins, whiskeys, and rums, Tingala’s taste is an innovation truly different from anything you have had before.

Stronger and drier than most cordials, and more versatile, Tingala features the exciting, fresh, natural flavor of handpicked spilanthes flowers, also known as buzz buttons, Szechuan buttons, electric daisies, or the “super taster flower.” It is a taste relatively new to Western tastes and a delicious addition to cocktails. Unlike some brands–some big ones–who only claim to be different and better, Tingala actually is authentically DIFFERENT, and better.

A CLASS OF OUR OWN

Tingala is the leader in the NEW category of premium tingling spirits. Please look for Tingala in the cordials or liqueurs aisle, in 375ml and 750ml sizes.

Stronger, Better

 

 

HIGHER PROOF

Higher alcohol brands such as Tingala are moving into the mainstream because they enhance flavors. Tingala is higher proof to allow the best expression of its distinctive flavor while preserving its fresh ingredients.

Tingala is 50% alcohol by volume/100 proof. “Bottled in bond” is  a Prohibition-era term for 100 proof spirits, which was the quality standard of the time. With today’s revival of interest in Prohibition-era drinking, thoughtfully crafted higher proof cocktails can transport imbibers to these times gone by or exotic locales.

Today’s drinkers also seek value in their high end cocktails, and they know that higher ABV (alcohol by volume) liquors add value and reduce packaging waste.

LESS SWEET

Our liqueur is intentionally less sweet, using healthier dextrose. compared to most other liqueurs, which are 50 to 70 proof and can be laden with sweeteners. (In other words, we don’t ask you to pay for added sugars.)

Used sparingly or as a cocktail base, Tingala adds one-of-a-kind character, flavor, strength, and classic American expression to cocktails.

 

“Tingala Martinez”

Make it with Tingala, Old Tom gin, sweet vermouth, and curacao.

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