What Events are Happening This Week at Colonial Spirits?!

Happening This Week at Colonial Spirits!

There’s Always Fun and Exciting Events Going on at Colonial Spirits!

This week we have a few events of note.  This Thursday, June 7th, Short Path Distilling will be here making some amazing craft cocktails and even doing a live distillation with a mini still to show everyone how it’s done!

On Friday, June 8th, John Avery from Masciarelli Wine Company will be here presenting several wines from their portfolio.

This Saturday, June 9th, Randall Byrd, a very knowledgeable whisky expert will be presenting Oban 14 year and Lagavulin 16 year, both very classic Scotch examples.

Please look on our Events page to read more about these exciting opportunities!


Why Grain Reigns!

In this post I am going to discuss the world’s most popular spirit: that’s vodka of course!  Most people believe that vodka can only be made from potatoes or grain, but nowadays this is just not the case.  Vodka can, in fact, be made out of any starch/sugar rich plant matter.  Some vodkas are made from potatoes, molasses, soybeans, grapes, sugar beets, milk,  and sometimes even byproducts of oil refining or wood pulp processing.  I tried a vodka recently made from the now trendy super food called quinoa.  It was surprisingly good and I plan on stocking it in the very near future.  We currently stock vodka made from milk sugar (Vermont White), maple syrup (Vermont Gold) and grapes (Ciroc).  Each of the less common bases creates a distinctly different flavor, but in general each produces a spirit that tends to be sweeter than its grain or potato brethren. Continue reading Why Grain Reigns!