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

With mouth-buzzing tactile-taste and delicious flavor, Tingala® offers drinkers a unique flavor experience in a premium liqueur.

Handcrafted spirits for the adventurous at heart.

The Taste

Tingala® features herbal-botanical garden flavor, derived from fresh spilanthes flowers and real crushed cinnamon. It is evocative of fruits and allspice, with hints of citrus.

IN COCKTAILS: Tingala®’s signature mouth and lip feel adds interest to a variety of spirits and mixers. It brightens other tastes. With light, balanced sweetness, it is equally satisfying in dry and sweet expressions. Its fragrant nose and rich base note contribute velvety texture. At 100 proof, it is ideal as a cocktail rinse or float.

FOR SIPPING: Drink Tingala® as you would any other fine brown spirits. Best enjoyed at room temperature or slightly chilled, Tingala®’s taste evolves on the palate.

Tingala® is unique, esoteric, and delicious. We love it. We think you will too.

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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 founder
and liqueurist

 

Tingala Float

Use this bar technique to enhance any drink: Gentry pour 1/2 to 3/4 oz. of Tingala (a half jigger or less) over a spoon as a top layer to a cocktaill or any beverage. Keeps the tingle on top.

OUR SEASONAL COCKTAIL

 The next big thing in spirits is the way a drink FEELS.

The Tingle

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

It lasts for several minutes. This playful, taste-expanding mouth feel is due to a natural bioactive compound 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

There is a scientific explanation for the tingle. The flowers in Tingala® contain a natural compound that activates trigeminal, or “touch,” nerves present in skin. The process known as chemesthesis carries the mouth buzzing feeling to the brain.

Botanical to Bottle

In the tradition of European spirits and liqueur makers, our Colorado family set out to create an authentic, fun, new spirit 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, toothache plant, 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.

Tingala® contains no artificial ingredients or color and is gluten free.

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.

Drink Original

For discerning bourbon fans, for those moving on from youthful brands to more sophisticated drinking, or those seeking something different and exciting, there is no better choice than Tingala®.

With natural, ELECTRIFYING TASTE, Tingala® embraces what is possible in nature and a liqueur. 

Premium quality. Confidently different. 

The most exciting and unusual liquor product you can buy in Denver. 

A Reflection

What does it take to create something new in the world of fine spirits? At a time when the large, global brands are cranking out generic vodkas, gins, bourbons and rums, Tingala® has created something truly new and innovative that is shaking up the old-school liquor categories.

Tingala® is the first of the tactile-taste liquors.

Not just another fruity or off the shelf flavor, Tingala® goes beyond taste as you have known it up to now.

While officially categorized as a liqueur, Tingala® is stronger and drier than most others. It delivers an intense and pleasing tingling, and delightful flavor which drinkers will immediately notice in a shot or a cocktail, and will want to return to.

Our reflection? Tingala® is remarkably and authentically different, soon to be deserving of a spirits bracket all its own. Until then, you can still find Tingala® in the liqueur & cordials aisle, in both 375ml and 750ml sizes.

Tingala is 50% alcohol by volume. Please drink responsibly.

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.

“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.

 

Photo: “Tingala Martinez”

Made with Tingala®, Downslope Ould Tom Gin, sweet vermouth, Golden Moon curacao.

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