Noodler's Ink is a small American company run by Nathan Tardif in Southern Massachusetts, USA. The Noodler's Ink Co. is best known for their massive range of colours, the unique and largely hand drawn bottle label artwork and unique properties of their inks. Nathan Tardif is best known for his political views and historical knowledge, which often spills over into the names and labels of his inks.
The name Noodler's comes from a technique of catching catfish by hand. Noodling involves wading into the water and feeling around for small crevasses and catching the catfish who have backed themselves inside by holding onto the outside edges of their open mouth. Nathan says it is the ultimate battle between man and beast and your bank balance and social standing have no bearing on your ability. The catfish can be seen on all the ink bottles packaging.
The glass bottles are simple and affordable and the cardboard boxes are recycled.
Saquaro wine, a vibrant purple. Standard ink in 3oz bottle.
This intoxicating bright purple is named after the Saguaro fruit, found on the Saguaro Cactus in the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. The purple ink replicates the colour of the inside of the fruit, which is highly prized by local people, using the fruit to make a fermented drink to celebrate the beginning of the summer season in a ceremony believe to summon rains for their crops.
N.B - The bottles are VERY full, so be careful when opening them!