Boston Harbor Distillery to Open in Early 2015

Sam Adams cofounder Rhonda Kallman's latest project will have a tasting room, a bartender's emporium, and cocktail classes.

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Boston Harbor Distillery (BHD), the newest project from Rhonda Kallman, cofounder of the Boston Beer Company, is scheduled to open in early 2015 at The Port on Boston Harbor in Dorchester. Housed in a pre-Civil War era building overlooking Boston Harbor, the distillery will serve as a number of things: distilling facility, event space, tasting room, and mercantile with tools and accessories for at-home bartenders. Boston Harbor Distillery also hopes to cultivate a sense community through that au courant craft specialty, classes, literature, and education.

BHD will pull inspiration from New England’s bounty of seasonal tastes in their own distilled and blended creations, which will be branded with the names of the early Massachusetts entrepreneurs who once occupied the same site: Putnam New England Whiskey, Lawley’s New England Spirit, and Seymour’s Coffee Liqueur.

Award-winning master distiller John Couchot leads the spirits-making program, bringing with him over a decade of experience in the craft distilling movement. Kallman’s partner and cofounder in Boston Harbor Distillery is Corey Bunnewith, a beverage industry expert who has worked alongside bartender John Gertsen at Drink, chefs Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer at Coppa, and behind the bar of The Citizen. In 2011 he launched Inspired Beverage, the most reputable brand management firm in New England for craft spirits and boutique wines.

12R Ericcson St., Boston; 508-887-1737 or bostonharbordistillery.com.