WHISKEY

This Wednesday kicks off a new promotion here at the restaurant, “Whiskey Wednesdays” featuring small-batch whiskeys from the Northeast.  We are offering an ‘American Whiskey’ themed flight as well as three whiskey-based cocktails.  Here’s a preview of the flight:

Flight of American Whiskey

Our flight is a great way to sample four different options, without getting yourself into too much trouble!  We picked these four as they represent what’s current in the local (Massachusetts and beyond) small batch Whiskey scene.

First up is Berkshire Bourbon Whiskey (Sheffield, MA), the first of our very, VERY local, Massachusetts choices.  Berkshire Mountain Distillers’ Berkshire Bourbon is handcrafted in small batches at the Berkshire’s first legal distillery since prohibition. Berkshire Bourbon is triple distilled utilizing a traditional pot still method and is aged in virgin American white oak barrels.  It is round, rich and complex with hints of toffee and spice.

Next, representing Boston is Bully Boy Whiskey (Boston, MA).  Bully Boy Distillers carries on the Boston tradition of small batch distilling.  Made using traditional distilling techniques, Bully Boy’s wheat whiskey is clean and mellow.  To be legally labeled as whiskey, rather “unaged wheat spirit,” you have to age it.  Bully Boy ages theirs for eight hours.  Yup.  Eight.  That’s it.  Which is why it doesn’t take on any brown characteristics of the barrel.

Third, we travel to Vermont to sample Whistle Pig Straight Rye Whiskey (Shoreham, VT).  Whistle Pig is a one-stop operation.  The entire process from growing to harvesting, distilling, and bottling happens right on the Farm.  It’s also the only whiskey company making 100% rye mash whiskey.

We finish with Widow Jane Straight Bourbon Whiskey (Rosendale, NY).  From chocolate maker Cacao Prieto comes this innovative Bourbon made with water from the Widow Jane mine in Rosendale, NY—an unusual limestone-rich source similar to those found in Kentucky.

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