As the list of bourbon connoisseurs grows, the Seaport Hotel is on top of the trend and catering to its bourbon-savvy patrons. Seaport has partnered with Angel’s Envy to design a custom blend of bourbon with a flavor unlike any other. The TAMO Angel’s Envy Bourbon is now offered exclusively at Seaport’s TAMO Bistro & Bar.
The dedication to excellence that has defined Angel’s Envy for the past 200 years made it a perfect candidate for Seaport to work with on a signature bourbon blend for its guests. Earlier this year, Seaport team members gathered to sample an array of Angel’s Envy bourbons, each from different barrels, to come up with a blend they could offer at the hotel as its own uniquely flavored spirit. They tasted 12 samples, and made notations of their preferences, similar to what you would see at a wine tasting.
Throughout the tasting, the more experienced bourbon connoisseurs observed a wide range of flavors and scents and described the final product, a blend of three different flavors, as “sweet with a light oak taste”. The blend is made up of barrel “A” 15% (no barrel aging), barrel “B” 55% (moderate oak aging) and barrel “C “30% (extensive Port barrel aging).
“At the Seaport, we are
committed to offering our guests a truly unique experience. The bourbon
category has exploded over the past three years and we are finding it
becoming very popular with the 25-35 year old demographic, and
especially among women in that group,” said Seaport Hotel Vice President
and General Manager, Jim Carmody. “Knowing that bourbon was growing in
popularity with our guests, we were very motivated to offer them
something special. Our TAMO blend has a robust flavor with remarkable
complexity. It has a lot of heat up front with the subtle flavor of
vanilla and caramel on the finish.”
The bourbon has been incorporated into the restaurant’s cocktail list in drinks such as the "Halo Martini", “TAMO Takes Manhattan”, and "Angel's Wings Martini". The “Angel’s Wings Martini” includes bursting flavors of grapefruit juice, simple syrup, bitters and muddled mint. Seaport’s newest creation is the bourbon honey chicken wings, which combines the bourbon with honey and sweet chili sauce to create a mouthwatering flavor.
The Seaport is no stranger to creating its own signature libations; last year it used honey made by its own bees, there are a million or so on the hotel roof which are tended to by Seaport’s own beekeepers, to create Seaport Honey Ginger IPA. The beer, a limited release, was served in TAMO and was the result of a partnership with Long Trail Brewing Company.
Situated on the historic waterfront at One Seaport Lane in Boston, MA, the hotel is just minutes from the city’s finest shops, museums and attractions, offering guests a fresh approach to hospitality in the AAA Four Diamond Seaport Hotel and Seaport World Trade Center. For more information, please visit www.seaportboston.com