Last week, I brought you tidings of autumnal joy with the launch of Pumpkin Spice M&M’s. But, this week I bring you something even more buzzworthy. Bostonians will now be able to spike their pumpkin spice lattes with (drumroll) Pumpkin Spice Whiskey. Yes, it’s true. The first-ever, seasonal line of craft whiskey will be debuting in Boston this week – just in time for fall.
And, unlike the M&M’s and lattes’ artificial pumpkin taste, this whiskey is actually made from pumpkins. Legit. According to Sons of Liberty Spirit Company, the whiskey is aged in “American Oak barrels and infused with 2,500 lbs of fire roasted, locally grown pumpkins” along with traditional winter spices including “clove, allspice, vanilla, cinnamon and sweet orange.” And, every Sons of Liberty Pumpkin Spice Whiskey begins “as an exclusively brewed craft beer.”
The Pumpkin Spice Whiskey is shipping up to Boston today from its local distillery in South Kingstown, RI and should be hitting liquor stores near you by the end of this week. Popular liquor stores such as Huntington Wine & Spirits, Liquor Land, The Urban Grape South End and The Boston Wine Exchange will all be distributing the locally crafted whiskey. As will popular bars including Aquitaine, Coda, Tico, Clink, Blue Inc.and Revere Hotel. I also have it on good authority that this Pumpkin Spice Whiskey is great accompanied with warm apple cider, with Manhattans and “all sorts of fall-seasonal cocktails.”
The Founder, Mike Reppucci explains that “a little known fact, even among regular whiskey drinkers is that all whiskey starts as beer. For years, craft brewers, especially in New England have been producing outstanding seasonal brews, and we saw the opportunity to advance the trend to our locally distilled craft whiskey, and unite craft beer and whiskey enthusiasts alike.”
Reppucci, a huge craft beer fan — especially of seasonals– joined forces with former Maker’s Mark master distiller Dave Pickerell, to accomplish his dream of crafting seasonal whiskey. Cheers to that.