About Boston Harbor Distillery Merry Maker Gingerbread Stout
Rhonda Kallman had a quarter of a century of experience in craft beer brewing when she went looking for a fresh challenge. Missing the thrill of the early days of craft beer, she set her sights on the craft distilling industry, founding the Boston Harbor Distillery. "Ironically, the process for whiskey starts off as beer, so I’ve now come full circle. I’m excited about the future for craft distilled spirits and we are making some of the best in the business," says Kallman.
Situated at The Port on Boston Harbor, the distillery operates from a former mill building, which was built in 1859. After hiring Dr. James Swan, a renowned whiskey-making expert, and convincing the award-winning distiller John Couchot to move to Boston and join their ranks, the operation was ready to go. Today the distillery houses hundreds of barrels of whiskeys of all sorts, as well as rum, liqueurs, and other spirits. Their range includes Putnam Whiskey, Lawley's Small Batch Rum, Spirit of Boston (expressions, distilled from various different Samuel Adams beers), and Boston Harbor Cream and Coffee Liqueurs. They have even teamed up with Goodnow Farms Chocolate to create chocolate bars that contain their spirits!
The Spirit of Boston is a trio of whiskeys that were double-distilled from Samuel Adams beer, then aged in used barrels that would not impact the flavor profile too aggressively, in order to retain the nuances of each distillate. All of these were bottled at 84 proof, which corresponds to the year that Boston Beer Co. was founded. The Merry Maker had them distill Samuel Adams' Merry Maker Gingerbread Stout, a holiday beer with plenty of baking spice notes that transfer beautifully onto the whiskey. After being barrelled for 3 years, the spirit has unique and rich gingerbread and spice notes that invoke the holiday season.
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About American Whiskey
There are two main representatives of the American whiskey family, bourbon, and rye, but some other spirits don't fall into those two strictly regulated categories.
There's equally strictly regulated American single malt, made from 100% malted barley, Tennessee whiskey, essentially bourbon filtered through maple charcoal and aged in new charred oak barrels.
And then there's moonshine, a high proof (150- 170 proof) distilled spirit mainly made out of corn which gained popularity during the prohibition.
Check out our impressive selection of American single malts, or find your new favorite in our rich whisk(e)y selection, and get familiarized with what the world has to offer.