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Spirit of the Week

GrandTen Distilling The Godfather
Regularly $29.99, Special Price $26.99

For those of you who enjoy bottled cocktails, we just brought in a delicious one from local distiller, GrandTen Distilling. Named after the movie The Godfather, the original is made with scotch whiskey and amaretto. GrandTen’s take on it uses its South Boston Irish Whiskey with Amandine Almond Liqueur. It creates a rich and nutty cocktail with a smooth vanilla finish.

South Boston Irish Whiskey has a pleasant nose of banana and hazelnut, which transitions smoothly into a malt sweetness with notes of honey, citrus peel, and cinnamon, finishing low and slow with smooth oak. The traditional Irish method favors malted barley in the mash bill and copper in the pot still, lending this whiskey a soft, creamy body, perfect for a long night of slow sips.

Amandine is a modern take on a classic nut liqueur. It has garnered national attention for its rich-yet-soft almond flavor. It begins in a distillation with crushed California almonds and ends resting with whole almonds in toasted American oak barrels. Amandine possesses the essence of almond without being overly sweet. The nose has hints of honey and marzipan, which gives way to ethereal almond and milk chocolate with a velveteen oak and brown butter finish. These flavors blend perfectly with a wide range of whiskeys, rums and even citrus drinks, as well as adding a delicious layer to deserts or espresso.