About Putnam Single Malt Whiskey
This whiskey is the first Boston Harbor Distillery has produced upon opening the distillery in 2015. Celebrating it’s first release December 2017 this grain-to-glass operation mashes 100% two-row malted barley and pure water from the Quabbin Reservoir, distilled it in their Vendome copper pot still with a registered serial number 1776. The spirit is then aged in new, white American Oak 53-gallon barrels that were toasted and heavily charred, and bottled at 100 proof.
Putnam New England Whiskey is inspired by the terror and regionality of malt whiskeys in Scotland, but it is a true blooded New England spirit. Bottled at 50% ABV, This whiskey carries notes of soft baked bread, bold spice and smooth vanilla.
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About Boston Harbor Distillery
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.
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.