Thursday, December 11, 2014

Boston Harbor Distillery Is Opening in Dorchester

It looks like a brand new distillery is coming to a Boston neighborhood, and it will be located within an historic structure by the water.

Eater Boston reports that Boston Harbor Distillery is planning to open within the old Putnam Nail Factory/Lawley Shipyard complex that is located on the Port Norfolk peninsula in Dorchester (just east of Tenean Beach and the Southeast Expressway by the Neponset River). The article mentions that a couple of big names are behind the proposed distillery, including Rhonda Kallman, who co-founded The Boston Beer Company (which is known for its Samuel Adams brand of beer), and Corey Bunnewith, who has worked at such places as Coppa and Drink. While it looks like Boston Harbor Distillery will focus on whiskey, they may also be making rum as well, according to EB.

It is not yet known when the distillery might open.

[May 20, 2015 update: According to a Facebook post from Corey Bunnewith, Boston Harbor Distillery is one step closer to opening, as it now has an occupancy permit.]

[June 11, 2015 update: According to social media posts from the place, Boston Harbor Distillery opens to the public today at 4:00 PM.]

It appears that the address for Boston Harbor Distillery will be 12 Ericsson Street, Dorchester, MA, 02122. Its website can be found at

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