Happy New Year and thank you to all of our customers for making this a great year in so many ways. We truly appreciate your business, the chats we may have had, and the memories we have created in 2017. Here’s to another year of great times at Colonial Spirits of Acton!
Come and join us next Thursday the 14th for a SPECTACULAR whiskey tasting event. From 6-8 p.m. Douglas Thorsey of Hillrock Estate Distillery will be here pouring their absolutely amazing double barrel rye, Solera aged Bourbon and American Single Malt whiskey. The rye is aged beautifully, the bourbon drinks so well it’s hard to believe, and the single malt is one of the best American interpretations we have ever tasted. Do NOT miss this chance! For those looking, these also make for a beautiful gift item.
Colonial Spirits 50th Anniversary Grand Wine Tasting!
As many of you die-hard Colonial Spirits loyalists know, this Saturday, October 14th from 2-6 p.m. is the day we choose to say thank you to everyone involved in Colonial Spirits of Acton, past and present, at Quail Ridge Country Club in Acton. There will be over 100 bottles of wine, from normal to obscure varietals, sweet to dry styles. Come join us so we can say thank you!
Together with Rapscallion, Aquitaine, and Colonial Spirits of Stow, we are inviting all to join us for our 3rd Wine Dinner this year.
Rapscallion is one of the kings of local, fresh food. Aquitane is one of the best-known importers of Bordeaux. These are NOT your average food and wine pairings, folks. Don’t miss out on this huge opportunity.
When & Where: Monday, October 2nd, 2017. Rapscallion Table and Tap will be opening up their doors to host a Bordeaux-centric wine dinner. 5 courses, 6 glasses of wine, and all for the fair price of $75 per person (Tax and Gratuity not included). If you would like to RSVP call Rapscallion at 978.429.8161.
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For the third year in a row, we will be hosting the Goose Island Bourbon County Black Friday release. This was a huge success last year and the year before so why change something that ain’t broke.
Here is how the release will work for the Goose Island Bourbon County. We will be opening our doors at 9am on Friday, November 24th. Once the doors open, we will be funneling people into our tasting room. We will have a one bottle limit on the variants and a 3 case limit on the Brand Stout. There will be plenty of the Brand Stout to go around, but the variants will be in short supply per usual. So, if you are looking to get your hands on some of the variants arrive early. That is the basic breakdown.
Additionally, three lucky customers will be fortunate enough to not have to wait in line. You read that right. By purchasing a raffle ticket(s) your name will be entered in the raffle for the chance to win the opportunity to purchase the full allotment without having to wait in line. The allotment will be reserved and may be purchased at a later time within 30 days of Friday, Nov 24, 2017, if not the allotment will be placed in open inventory. No limits on the number of tickets and all proceeds will go to the Acton Food Pantry. Tickets may be purchased HERE or in-store at the register.
This has become an annual event and each year has seen the interest and reception of these beers grow. If you haven’t tried them you should.
See everyone there.
ATTENTION WINE LOVERS! Mark your calendar (paper or electronic), hire a babysitter (or just bring the kids along), spit out your gum and throw away your mints, and join us for an event that is not to be missed… OUR 7TH ANNUAL SPRING GRAND WINE TASTING, APRIL 9TH & 16TH, 2PM-5PM! Read More about Special Seasonal Event: 7th Annual Spring Grand Wine Tasting
The first exclusive Colonial Spirits single barrel bourbon barrels of the year are queued up and ready for tasting, and we’re excited to soon be selecting from a set of barrels of Weller 107 Single Barrel Bourbon and Journeyman 120 Single Barrel Bourbon!
This weekend, we’d like to invite you to help us make the selection! So come on down to the store… SATURDAY, MARCH 5TH @ 2PM – WELLER 107 & JOURNEYMAN 120 SINGLE BARREL BOURBON SELECTION TASTING! Read More about Weller 107 Single Barrel Bourbon and Journeyman 120 Single Barrel Bourbon Selection Tasting!
Aberlour 18 Year Old, Glenlivet 18 Year Old & Glenlivet’s Nàdurra Oloroso Sherry Cask Whisky…
JOIN US ON WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 24TH FROM 6:15-7:15PM FOR A SPECIAL SCOTCH TASTING WITH A GENUINE SCOTCH AMBASSADOR, PETER KARRAS!
Read More about Scotch Tasting & Seminar with Scotch Master Peter Karras
Every autumn, just as the leaves begin to turn, Colonial Spirits of Acton hosts a very special beer tasting…
“When we set out to put together an Oktoberfest tasting, we wanted to create a tasting that was far superior to a standard beer tasting,” said Tim Bush, President of Colonial Spirits of Acton. “After all, this is a celebration of what we have deemed to be the best seasonal category of beers: Oktoberfest!”
Unlike other seasonal beers, Oktoberfest is a brewing style that has persisted for hundreds of years. If it wasn’t for its name, ‘Oktoberfest,’ it would likely be popular year-round.
“So, we wanted to get all of the Oktoberfest beers together so that customers can come in and try them all,” said Tim. “Grill up some brats, offer some additional snacks, and throw in some German music… and you’ve got a beer tasting worthy of being called “Grand!”
And “Grand” it will be… GRAND OKTOBERFEST TASTING – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH, 1-4PM @ COLONIAL SPIRITS OF ACTON! Read More about Come Celebrate Oktoberfest at Colonial Spirits of Acton!
At Colonial Spirits of Acton, we love educating our customers about beer, liquor & wine. Our educational outreach comes in many forms, from the posts on our blog, to our email newsletters, to our printed magazines. But, if pressed to cite our favorite method of educating our customers, the answer is easy: Tastings!
Sure, one can garner a great deal of information about a particular small-batch spirit, a new craft brew, or a classic white wine from reading an expert opinion on a given libation. Reading expert reviews can help to cultivate your palate by giving you new ideas about the cornucopia of taste sensations out there to experience, and help to improve your personal collection by pointing you in the direction of drinks that you are likely to enjoy.
The thing is, no matter how many reviews on a given beverage you may read, there is simply no substitute for sampling it yourself, which is why we hold regular beer, liquor, and wine tastings at our store in Acton, MA every month. So, we’d like to invite you to view our Events Calendar to see all of our scheduled upcoming tastings today, and remind you to check back regularly, as we are adding more events all the time.
At this time, we’d like to draw your attention to two upcoming “grand tastings” in particular… COMING SOON TO COLONIAL SPIRITS OF ACTON: FALL HARVEST GRAND WINE TASTING & BIG RED WINTER GRAND WINE TASTING! Read More about Two Upcoming Grand Wine Tastings at Colonial Spirits of Acton