Our 2018 Thanksgiving Pairing Flyer has your answer. Handpicked by Tim, Nic, Aaron, and Tyler are a few Thanksgiving beverages that you are certain will garnish their table tops. From craft beer to great wines to the elixir of the gods, whiskey, there is definitely something you will enjoy.
Did you know that Colonial Spirits tastes and selects its own single barrels of whiskey from a few different distilleries?
This practice is only employed at the finest stores that know quality! Every year, we go through samples from different barrels to make certain they will be of high quality and interesting character when compared with the base whiskey. Look for the metallic sticker denoting a single barrel selection. You’re getting a single barrel whiskey at the same price as the original whiskey!
Single Barrel Bourbon has incredible nuances!
Our bottling will be slightly different than a bottle purchased anywhere else. Each barrel ages differently in the distillery based on temperature, time, humidity, the build of the barrel and even the way the distillery is designed. It’s very interesting science…Click here to read more about the whiskey/whisky aging process!
The picture featured is what we currently have available for single barrel whiskey, but throughout the year our selections change.
We have a few more types than these gift packs, and several boxed liquors that wrap easily and make a great gift. These gift sets cost the same as the bottle by itself…why not get free glassware too?! We are well versed in these products and they are quality. Please come in and chat with us about your holiday alcohol needs!
We’re staying in the holiday spirit by offering up some staff picks as gift ideas! We will likely do this at least another time or two!
–Little Book Bourbon is a VERY limited release by Booker’s.
–E.H. Taylor Rye is $20 off for the holidays or until gone! This is a STEAL and beloved staff pick!
–Meerlust Red is the newest edition from one of the most esteemed South African Estates and is on sale!
–Walt Pinot Noir is by the Hall Family and is nicely fruited, loved by staff, also on sale!
–Spencer Holiday Ale…but wait, this is an aged 2015 edition straight from the Monks’ Cellars!
–Berkshire Holidale is an excellent, affordable barleywine that comes once a year! A perennial staff favorite!
–Lamplighter Raspberry Fields is an excellent gift for the person on your list who loves tart/wild ales!
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.
Here at Colonial Spirits, we LOVE rye whiskey! Here are 3 more limited examples…grab one or two for a daily sipper, special occasion or gift!…
Colonel E.H. Taylor Rye-This is a bottled-in-bond rye (100 proof, single warehouse and distiller +distill season, 4+ years in barrel) that is produced in very limited quantities and extremely high quality. Peppery and creamy with a very long finish and an assertive character.
Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye-This is an extremely limited release in this part of the country (we only received a handful of bottles). Bottled at a more delicate 80 proof, this rye is unusual in that it is finished with a touch of port wine to add a slight sweetness to the finish.
Hillrock Estate Distillery Double Cask-The philosophy behind this rye is to create a more nuanced, less “biting” rye. The new oak aging on this whiskey is a little bit shorter, then finished in a lightly used barrel American Oak barrel. This allows the flavors of the oak to come through but not as much of the oak tannin, which can overwhelm more delicate flavors in some cases.
As always, let us know if you have any questions about these or any other of our fine products!
Colonial Spirits is the premier liquor store in the Greater Boston area. Visit the store on Rt 2A in Acton for the best selection of beer, liquor & wine in the area, or order online for shipping, delivery & in-store pickup. (Contact)