National Craft Distillery Day is Monday, May 22, and to celebrate, we want to raise a toast to the distilleries in our city.
Distilleries make hard liquors (think: gin, whiskey, vodka, rum + moonshine.) Much like craft breweries, these artisans offer tasting rooms and tours so visitors can try these unique sips and cocktails.
We hope you’re thirsty — here are five to visit around Boston.
This veteran-owned business recently celebrated its grand opening for the distillery and tasting room in Charlestown. Stop by Friday through Sunday and sip on the “Charlestown Buck,” made with bourbon. Don’t just take our word for it — Chattermark was featured on Forbes’ list of the top American craft whiskeys in 2023 for its White Whiskey.
Short Path Distillery
The Everett business makes small-batch rum and seasonal gin. Kick off summer at the Summer Sipper party on Saturday, May 27 and celebrate the release of the Summer Gin with live music, new menu items, and a blueberry eating contest.
Bully Boy Distillers
This Roxbury distillery makes a little bit of everything with vodka, gin, whiskey, and rum offerings. The patio opens for the season on Friday, May 26, where you can sip the returning “Royal Colada” or a “Can’t Get There From Here.”
GrandTen has been serving up local spirits since 2011. Stop by this South Boston staple Thursday to Sunday to sample the cocktail list. There’s even an internal competition among the bartenders with drinks like the “Bury Your Cherries” or a “Oh Rickey You’re So Fine.”