Thursday Triple Eight Spirits and Canned Cocktail Tasting

This Thursday, we're kicking off the weekend with the team from Nantucket's own Triple Eight Distillers with a fun lineup of spirits and canned cocktials. Stop by and relax on island time!

We will be tasting:

Cranberry Vodka: Triple Eight Cranberry is made with Nantucket grown cranberries that they cold infuse into the spirit. 

Blueberry Vodka: Triple Eight Blueberry's impressive color comes from a heavy dosing of blueberries infused into their classic spirit. Strong blueberry nose, color, and sweet flavor with a very smooth finish. 

Raspberry Vodka: Triple Eight Raspberry is made with raspberries from Oregon, with a touch of sugar and lemon for balance. It has a very smooth body with a very clean finish.

Gale Force Gin: Named after the winds preceding storm conditions, a gale is signaled by two red pennants in the coastal warning display program, which is illustrated on the Gale Force Gin label. All gin uses juniper as its main ingredient. Triple Eight Distillery uses nine botanicals in their gin. Juniper is the prominent aroma and flavor of this gin, but quickly gives way to citrus overtones. 

La Langosta Blanco Tequila: Crafted in small batches from Casa Maestri, one of the most decorated tequila distilleries in the world, this pure blue agave spirit has a one-of-a-kind taste that is meant to be sipped, swirled, sniffed and savored. 

Hurricane Rum: For the Hurricane Rum, they never use rum younger than 4 years old. The rum is aged in bourbon barrels. Typically, they blend barrels that range from 4 years old to 12 years old. Every time they produce a batch of their rum, they use an average of ten barrels. They will taste a range of barrels and then select ten or more per batch. 

Nor’Easter Bourbon: Triple Eight Distillery not only makes bourbon on Nantucket, but they also buy bourbon from distilleries in other states like Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee and Missouri. Those bourbon whiskies all have mash bills different from the bourbon distilled on island. They bring the whiskey distilled elsewhere to Nantucket, so it can mature in the barrel on the island. Born of corn mash, blended to perfection and bottled in small batches, Nor’Easter mixes rich, sweet flavors with warm full bodied aromas.

Canned Cocktails

Nantucket Cran (4.4% ABV): Cranberry vodka and soda.

Nantucket Blue (4.4% ABV): Blueberry vodka and soda.

Nantucket Ruby (4.4% ABV): Grapefruit vodka and soda.

Nantucket Lime (4.4% ABV): Tequila lime and soda.

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Friday Wine Tasting w/ Reveler's new Wine Manager, Cliff

Unfortunately, our MS Walker had a family emergency and cannot make our scheduled tasting. Luckily, we have Cliff, our capable new Wine Manager to step in! So, stop in, meet Cliff, and try this fantastic flight of wines! 

We will be tasting:  

Scarpetta Pinot Grigio 2021 (DOC Friuli, Italy)

This Pinot Grigio showcases some of the best sites in Friuli-Venezia Giulia for this aromatic varietal - starting with the light gravelly soils of the Grave Region. This soil gives the wine a crisp, clean minerality. Additionally, thirty percent of this Pinot Grigio is planted on “Ponca” on the Colli Orientali on steep hillsides. The combination of these vineyard sites yields a wine that has body, bright acidity and great minerality. ~ $14.99

Raeburn Chardonnay 2020 (Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California)

Raeburn hails from the Russian River Valley in West Sonoma County. Its name originates from Old English meaning “the stream where one drinks”. That is apropos for this wine, which is created in a unique watershed which provides a habitat for grapes and creatures alike. This cool, marine-influenced region is perfectly suited to exceptionally flavored Chardonnay. ~ $16.99

Wolffer Estate Vineyards “Summer in a Bottle” Rosé 2021 (Long Island, NY)

Wolffer Estate Vineyards unveils their newest rosé that is estate bottled from this sustainable winery in the heart of The Hamptons. This is the flagship rosé in a portfolio of rosés that have become extremely popular the last several years. What distinguishes Summer in a Bottle is its fruit character. “We waited as long as possible to harvest the fruit for Summer in a Bottle. Choosing the perfect moment to pick was crucial to making this highly anticipated wine, bursting with aromas and flavors of the seasonal fruits that have reached the peak of ripeness at the height of the summer.” Roman Roth - Winemaker ~ $24.99

La Crema Pinot Noir 2019 (Monterey County, California)

How do you describe Pinot Noir? Most Pinot Noir aficionados’ wine tasting notes would encompass some of the elements below. Again, they will vary based on the winemaker, as well as the Pinot Noir region and strains of Pinot Noir used. Pinot Noir has the fruit aromas of red and black cherries and plums, raspberries, mulberries, blueberries, blackberries. This is a great summertime wine that is medium bodied and is one of few red wines that pairs well with seafood. ~ $21.99

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Saturday River Styx Brewing Tasting

We're excited to have our friends from River Styx Brewing out of Fitchburg back behind the bar this week! If you haven't gotten a chance to try anything from this brewery yet, you should. 

We will be tasting:

Nectar of Aristaeus Strawberry Cream Lifesaver Milkshake IPA (6.5% ABV): This was inspired by the strawberry and cream hard candy, but with a lot of real strawberries, lactose, and vanilla beans.

OJ Hercules IPA (6.5% ABV): Conditioned on oranges, this beer is hoppy and hazy without a ton of alcohol. Galaxy and Citra head up this hop blend. 

Orion Fruited Sour (5.5% ABV): A sour ale with marshmallow, vanilla, strawberry, and a touch of coconut. A collaboration with their friends at the Tip Tap Room in Boston to celebrate their 10th anniversary. 

Dionysus Fruited Sour (6.5% ABV): A sour ale brewed with Cabernet grapes and conditioned on fresh Maine blueberries.

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