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FALL for the Flavor of Sake

CELEBRATING NIHONSHU NO HI While summer is the quintessential season for many people on Nantucket, those of us who are lucky enough to be on island this time of year know that the weather associated with our Indian Summer and the lack of crowds this time of year are a just reward for the hustle and bustle of July and August. As we enter in to fall, this is the prime time for sake drinking. Brewed during the cold winter months and then pressed in the spring, sake is typically aged six months and then released in the fall for your enjoyment. What better way to celebrate the upcoming Nihonshu no Hi (Sake Day) on October 1, traditionally the starting date of sake production in Japan, than with a toast to this alcoholic beverage of Japanese origin made of fermented rice. What is sake? Sake is an alcoholic beverage that is made by fermenting rice. My first experience with sake...Read More >

Whiskey in the Winter

You remember your father having a blended Scotch Whisky on the rocks as his cocktail of choice. It was easy to make, not a complicated beverage, and had that little bit of a burn going down the pipes – a man’s type of drink. Your older brother used to take a nip of Canadian Whisky when he was out deer hunting. It helped to keep him warm and pass the time as he was waiting patiently for the right moment to make his mark. And then there are the college football games where everyone likes to cheer with a splash of good ol’ American Whiskey. Its production is tried and true to the tradition of our forefathers, just like the colors of your Alma Mater. Whisk(e)y production has changed immensely recently, especially just over the past ten years. What we see on the market today isn’t your Pappy’s type of drink anymore. To give you a little background on this...Read More >

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