Food & Drink

Tours and tastings, now live

Back in the Spring, you probably caught wind of two area cousins (one an MBA, one a Chemistry PhD) who harnessed a "love of spirits" to turn a former 19th-century iron foundry into a small-batch craft distillery peddling handmade bottles of American gin. At the time, they promised you'd eventually get invited over for a drink once the tasting room opened. Well, now that pup is as open as the Red Sox players are about how much they hate Bobby Valentine. And seeing how it's always prudent to ask questions before venturing to Southie, consider some of your more pressing ones addressed here

An old iron foundry, eh? Yep, although now you'll stroll past the official GT logo'd '66 Ford F100 en route to check out the oak barrels & massive copper still, before settling into the painted brick/ tiled tasting room complete with a concrete bar made of rough-cut pine barnboard and a single church pew bench, so you better pray you get a seat. Unless you're Agnostic.

I'm actually Irish Catholic. Which leads to my next question: what are we drinking?In addition to their smooth like Billy Dee Williams 90-proof Wire Works American Gin (described as "non-piney"), you'll also get to try their recently unveiled limited-run (only 100 bottles!) hickory-smoked, pepper-flavored Fire Puncher Vodka, which's made by blowing smoke into macerated chipotle peppers and is billed as "Not for the Faint at Heart", and also "Not for the people who faint at Heart concerts".

Right, but say I prefer something with almonds?That's a crazy coincidence as they've currently got three flavored cordials (almond (!!!!), Angelica root/cinnamon, cranberry) in the works for later in the year, which'll be closely followed by their oak barrel-aged Medford Rum and Applejack, though unlike the Sox, that's more of a wildcard.