Woodward Extract Co. produces and bottles small-batch flavor extracts in a former Pfizer plant in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn using a cold extraction process and organic, fair trade ingredients. We launched in the fall of 2015 with two flavors – Bird’s Eye Chili and Bourbon + Vanilla – and added Cardamom and Lavender extracts to our line in 2016.
Founder Amy Nazer created Woodward Extract Co. because she couldn’t find quality, interesting extracts in local stores. Her love of science and food combined when she began making her own extracts and using them in her home baking and drink experiments, and that passion led her to begin her own business.
Our small, woman-owned operation has come a long way over the last two years. We’ve participated in dozens of pop-up markets in Brooklyn and Manhattan, landed accounts with retailers and cocktail bars, and been featured in subscription boxes from Shaker & Spoon and Bespoke Post. This fall we moved on from Brooklyn FoodWorks, the culinary incubator that had been our home since our launch, and into a private kitchen.
'TIS THE SEASON
Now, we’re hard at work on our biggest project to date: a Winter Cocktail Kit with four seasonal extracts and exclusive new recipes created in partnership with two Brooklyn-based distillers, Van Brunt Stillhouse and Forthave Spirits.
Van Brunt Stillhouse sources wheat, rye and corn directly from upstate New York farmers, making every spirit from scratch in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Their family of whiskeys give a nod to classic styles while remaining innovative to create bold and flavorful spirits.
Forthave Spirits believes in crafting spirits that are natural and delicious. They look towards history for inspiration for every one of their botanical spirits and approach every aspect of their production and supply chain with care.
Each kit will include one ounce bottles of Cardamom extract and three new flavors: Clove, Star Anise, and Sage. Printed recipe cards will walk you through creating a cocktail with each extract and a spirit from one of our partner distillers, and more recipes for each flavor will be included in a backers-only section of our website.
All of the drinks will be easy to make at home with standard bar tools, and without any hard-to-find ingredients (other than our extracts, of course). Gift it to the cocktail lover on your list, keep it for yourself, or mix up the drinks at your next party. And remember that our Winter Cocktail Kit is a Kickstarter exclusive - you can only get your hands on one by pledging here before our campaign ends on December 14.
WHERE YOU COME IN
In early November, we started batches of our new seasonal extracts - our first production run in our private kitchen - so they’ll be ready to go when our Kickstarter campaign comes to a close. We’ve also finalized recipes for delicious drinks made with Van Brunt Stillhouse’s Bourbon Whiskey and Due North Rum and Forthave Spirits’ Blue Gin and Marseille Amaro.
But we’re a bootstrapped small business, and right now there’s no room in our budget for custom boxes, design work, and packaging materials - the other elements to making this project a reality. So now we need your help to create a beautiful kit that we’d love to gift or get. Thanks for visiting, and we hope you'll become a part of our project!
FINALLY, WE'RE SO GRATEFUL FOR...
Sarah E. Crowder, who shot each of the gorgeous photos on this page; Thi Lam, videographer extraordinaire and a great source of inspiration and caffeine; Laura Kaltman for her amazing design work on all of our products; Keely Gerhold of Tinyfield Roofhop Farm, for all her creative and logistical support; and our distiller partners, Van Brunt Stillhouse and Forthave Spirits. Cheers!
Risks and challenges
Our timeline may seem tight, but we've handled large orders on shorter notice and we know we can make this work and ship out all rewards in time for Christmas delivery.
Feel free to reach out with any questions or feedback - we welcome your support, and we're here to address any concerns you may have!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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