Craft Brewery Profile: GrandTen Distilling
Walk into GrandTen Distilling in South Boston, Mass., on Dorchester Avenue, and you’ll instantly find yourself surrounded by history. Built on an old iron foundry, this distillery still has the look of old world Boston, and the hard work and wonder intrinsic to that old wire works often seem to have found their way into the spirits they produce there today.
GrandTen Distilling has carefully crafted an array of flavorful spirits, and you can try many of them in the creative cocktails they serve up at the GrandTen bar every Thursday through Sunday, starting at 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 1 p.m. on the weekend, until 11 p.m. Thursday, midnight on Friday and Saturday and 8 p.m. on Sunday.
What’s on Tap?
The intriguing and delicious spirits that have come to life at GrandTen distilling include Fire Puncher and Fire Puncher Black vodka, a spicy concoction infused with locally-grown Chipotle peppers; Amandine, a traditional nut liqueur with crushed California almonds; Angelica, an aromatic botanical liqueur; Medford Rum, made with pure blackstrap molasses and wild New England yeast; New Medford Overproof Rum, including blackstrap molasses and sugarcane juice; South Boston Irish Whiskey, with banana and hazelnut aromas; Wire Works American Gin; Wire Works Special Reserve, a special mix of gin barrel aged in American bourbon barrels and more.
Cocktail selections at the bar that show off some of these spirits include the Tiki Torch, a fizzy drink with Fire Puncher Black, cranberry, pineapple and tiki bitters; The Marksman, with South Boston Irish Whiskey, Lapsang honey and lemon; and the Invisible Sun, with Wire Works Special Reserve, Angelica, lavender tincture and peach bitters.
Make Sure to Catch…
…Friday night flights every Friday evening at 6:30pm, where you can get your instruction on just how one makes handcrafted spirits, as well as some basic information and history about Boston spirits. Naturally, this event includes a tasting.
If you’d rather play than learn with your drinks, come by on Sundays from 1 to 8 p.m. for 8-Bit Sunday Funday, when the GrandTen guys pull out the Nintendo for retro video game fun with your favorite beverage, along with classic board games, bar games and more.
- Barreled Almond Liqueur
- A Botanical Liqueur
- Massachusetts Cranberry Liqueuer%
- Fire Puncher Black
- Chocolate & Pepper Flavored Vodka
- Fire Puncher Vodka
- Hickory Smoked & Pepper Flavored
- Medford Rum
- Blackstrap Molasses Rum