Located at 12 R Ericsson Street, Boston Ma. 02122
Photos by Rob Watts
Finally taking advantage of a free Saturday afternoon, I took a ride over to the nearby (to me) Boston Harbor Distillery along the Boston waterfront. You’ll find it next door to the Boston Winery and accross the parking lot from Venezia’s Restaurant on Dorchester Bay. I’ve been tring to carve out some free time to pay the facility a visit but I wanted to make sure I got there on a Saturday afternoon so I could take advantage of their guided tour of the building (their guided tours from from 1-7pm on Saturdays.) Founded and owned by Rhonda Kallman (former co-founder of Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams), former CEO & Founder of New Century Brewing), she and her team have put forth some sophisticated, and may I say, remarkably tasty spirits on the market.
The building itself is a beautifully restored old factory, once belonging to a horseshoe nail fabricator, and more recently the Seymour’s Ice Cream factory. The interior is lovingly restored, making adjustments and updates throughout, yet keeping the original brick and beam work intact. The tour guides are wonderful. They are extremely friendly and inviting, and more importantly, they are very well-versed in the history of the building, the current operation and of course, the products that they make there. The tour costs $10.00 a person, lasts about one hour and runs every 30 minutes until 7pm. There is a bar on the premises, comfortable seating throughout the area and their products are available for sale at a reasonable price. I highly recommend paying this distillery a visit when you get a chance. Support the new ventures!