I was fortunate to have a tasting at Kappy’s Fine Wine & Spirits – Route 1, of three new whiskey-related spirits from Boston Harbor Distillery. Spirit of Boston – Limited Release is a set of spirits distilled from the mash bill of three distinct Samuel Adams beers.
Where you can find a flight of it available for tasting? In the Seaport District in Boston, MA, at the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum.
At the time, this set of three 375 ml whiskies had a list price of $120. Now, I’m not a fan of beer, so although none of these struck me as terrific, a fan of these styles of beer may enjoy them very much.
“It’s not whiskey because it’s flavored, but it’s not a flavored whiskey…we don’t even know what to call it,” says Couchot of the holiday spirits that have been distilled from three Sam Adams craft brews. Hence the name “whiskies” in quotation marks.” Bevspot: Holiday Gift Spotlight: Boston Harbor Distillery
13th Hour Stout, the one that tasted most like a traditional whiskey, has a wheat, beer-like finish. Based on the mashbill of Samuel Adams’s “Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA – Hallertau Mittelfrueh” You can read here more about Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops.
New World Belgian Tripel, too spicy for my tastes, perhaps from the hops. The mash bill includes what Samuel Adams calls “Kosmic Mother Funk”, which means that it is “fermented with multiple micro-organisms including Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus and other wild critters found in the environment of our Barrel Room.” Samuel Adams: Kosmic Mother Funk, Grand Cru.
Merrymaker Gingerbread Stout, floral, gingerbread notes. Interesting, and I would like to try this again. The mash bill includes oats, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and ginger, and East Kent Golding Hops.
Flights of Spirit of Boston at the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum.