FIRST FARMERS-DISTILLER LICENSE IN MASSACHUSETTS ISSUE FEBRUARY 26TH, 2003 TO NASHOBA VALLEY!

When and where distilling was first practiced is still a mystery. Where and when the first farmers-distiller license was issued in Massachusetts will be a trivia question for the future. Issued License Number FD-1 on February, 26th, 2003, Nashoba Valley offers a wonderful selection of distilled spirits in addition to its wines and beers. Combining our award winning artistry of fermentation with years of experience in distillation, Nashoba Valley produces and sells some of the finest brandies, eau de vie, cordials and vodka (distilled from 100% apples) ever produced. These are exciting times at Nashoba Valley and exciting times for Massachusetts.

Nashoba “Single Malt ” Whiskey

Released November 14th, 2009
Boston Globe Feature 1/31/2010 (archived version)
Original article (subscription required)

Our very first bottling of a single malt whiskey represents our way of stimulating our commitment to excellence and quality. Carefully selected oak cask from our winery, imparts the unique quality of our wines to the tradition of the world’s favorite sprit. Over the past five years, the contents of this bottle matured quietly in our cellars developing the rich golden color and subtle smooth flavors of a fine American Whiskey.

Our whiskey is 100 percent barley malt oak aged for a minimum of 5 years in new and used oak cask. We have used the actual wood staves from the barrels that our whiskey was aged in to create and unique and authentic closure. The used winery cast gives our malt a slight hint of fruit and generous oak flavors. As of this date, our single malt whiskey generally is very aromatic, smooth and medium bodied, with palates that range from lushly complex to floral delicacy.
Our malt whisky is produced, aged and bottled at our distillery in Bolton, Massachusetts.

Foggy Bog

Released – May 2003
Simply a home run. First released in 2003, Massachusetts cranberries and apple brandy are combined in a “geist”. Distillation of the geist gives us a cranberry brandy which we blend with cranberry wine, cranberry juice concentrate, sugar and 8 different spices. It is bottled in 375 ml bottles at 21% alcohol by volume and 14% sugar by weight. Our best selling spirit and one of our best selling all around products. The essence of New England in a bottle.
375 ml – $21.00

Vodka

Released – May 2003
Also first released in 2003, our vodka is produced 100 percent from apples. Moderately full-bodied. Chocolate, anise, dried herbs, charcoal. Rich, smooth texture. Amazingly little heat in the finish. Clear and colorless. Tripled distilled and charcoal filtered for 8 hours gives an exceptionally smooth neutral spirit.
750 ml – $24.00

For a great article about our Vodka featured in Yankee Magazine click here. Copyright Yankee Magazine.

Cherry Brandy – Eau-de-vie

Released – January 2004
Originally released in 2004, our clear cherry brandy portrays a distinctive cherry essence. Silky smooth and bone dry with an underlying suggestion of cherry fruit that lingers eternally on the finish. Clear and colorless our eau de vie puts the emphasis on freshness, liveliness, and capturing the intense essence of fruit — rather than on depth, weight, and the complexity that comes from years of interaction between spirit, oxygen and wood.
375 ml – $22.00

Vidal Grappa

Released – January 2004
Release in 2004, our pomace Brandy (Italian Grappa and French Marc are the best-known examples) is Brandy made from the pressed grape pulp, skins, and stems that remain after the grapes are crushed and pressed to extract most of the juice for wine. Our grappa a fresh, fruity aroma of the type of grape used, a characteristic that is lost in regular oak-aged Brandy. Generous and complex violet, fresh fruit and mineral aromas. A smooth attack leads to a moderately full-bodied palate with a touch of heat and exceptional grappa flavors. Clear and colorless. An acquired taste!
375 ml – $22.00

Elephant Heart

Released July 30, 2005
Similar in style to our Foggy Bog, Elephant Heart is natural grape brandy made by fermenting and distilling locally grown grapes and blending this quality brandy with natural plum flavors. The name is derived from one of the varieties of plums grown at our orchard. Youthful, super-complex aromas of plum and chocolate, plus an ineffable mineral element. Wonderful penetrating sweetness in the mouth; dense, thick, very intensely flavored.
375 ml – $21.00

Silk

Released – July 30, 2005
Soft, velvety and elegant, Silk is a product of all things peachy. Peach brandy sweetened with peach juice and peach wine. Sunny light golden color. Sweet, natural peach juice aromas. A viscous, supple entry leads to a moderately sweet, fruity full-bodied palate with rich, ripe fruit and simple syrup flavors followed by a breath of warming brandy.
375 ml – $22.00

Pear Brandy

Released – August, 2005
Clear and colorless. Outstanding waxy pear aromas are very faithful. Smooth, oily and textured on the palate, with wonderful pear flavors throughout. Finishes rather smoothly.
750 ml – $26.00

Gin – “The Perfect 10″

Released – December, 2005
Combining 10 botanicals of juniper berries, elderberry, lemon, orange peel, allspice, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, anise and fennel, we are proud to introduce Gin to our product line. Unlike liqueurs, where flavorings are added to the distilled spirits, our Gin is made by re-distilling the spirit with the flavoring ingredients in the still and by passing the vapor through the flavoring agents during distillation. The name Gin comes from genievre, French for juniper. The “Perfect 10″ comes from the results.
375 ml – $26.00

Oak Aged Apple Brandy

Released – December, 2005
Deep amber, with a light chestnut cast. Apple, citrus, floral, and sweet herbal aromas. Compact texture. Opens with a light sweet, juicy feel yet turns dry and angular. Has a grainy touch which carries a bit of heat.
375 ml – $24.00

Baerenfang

Released – December, 2005
The strong variant is also called “Baerenfang” (bear catch), because it is said that two or so hundred years ago bears were caught in the forests of Northern Europe by putting out pans of honey brandy, and when they (the bears, not their hunters) got drunkenly asleep they could be caught without danger.
375 ml – $18.50

Northern Comfort

Released – December, 2005
Our version of cognac. A unique blend of brandy, oak, maple and lemon creates a balanced and complex liquor, The silky rich bouquet slowly releases the unique blend of brandy, oak, maple and lemon. A succession of aromas, spices and delicately fragrant flowers blend with a viscous sweet finish.
200 ml – $15.00
750 ml – $35.00

Elderberry Brandy

Released – November 16th, 2006
Elderberry brandy sweetened with natural elderberry juice Clear. Muted aromas are rather mineral with a faint suggestion of licorice. Sweet elderberries are evident on the long finish.
375 ml – $19.00

Nashoba “Single Malt ” Whiskey

Released November 14th, 2009
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Our very first bottling of a single malt whiskey represents our way of stimulating our commitment to excellence and quality. Carefully selected oak cask from our winery, imparts the unique quality of our wines to the tradition of the world’s favorite sprit. Over the past five years, the contents of this bottle matured quietly in our cellars developing the rich golden color and subtle smooth flavors of a fine American Whiskey.

Our whisky is 100 percent barley malt oak aged for a minimum of 5 years in new and used oak cask. We have used the actual wood staves from the barrels that our whiskey was aged in to create and unique and authentic closure. The used winery cast gives our malt a slight hint of fruit and generous oak flavors. As of this date, our single malt whiskey generally is very aromatic, smooth and medium bodied, with palates that range from lushly complex to floral delicacy.
Our malt whisky is produced, aged and bottled at our distillery in Bolton, Massachusetts.
750ml – $59.00

The family-owned orchard, winery & restaurant,set on 52 rolling acres, boasts a state-of-the art wine-making and distillation facility, an exceptional wine and gift shoppe, a brewery, and a gourmet restaurant. With over 100 national and international medals to its credit and accolades from such noteworthy publications as
“Boston Magazine”, “Wine Enthusiast”,
“Cooking Light”,
”Food & Wine”,and
“The Yankee Magazine” 2003 Editors Choice

Nashoba Valley Winery is the ultimate
destination for any wine connoisseur.
We take the art of winemaking seriously.
And with over 20 varieties of wines,
a variety of hand crafted beers
and distilled spirits, Nashoba Valley is
dedicated to quality and is recognized as
a premium producer.

Plan a visit to a truly unique American farm
and learn why Nashoba Valley was selected as
one of the ultimate destination places
on the east coast.

Please call our wine shop (978-779-5521)