Roll Out the Barrel! The Wauwinet introduces its own Woody 25 Single Malt Whisky
There's nothing better than sipping a glass of whisky while watching the sunset over Nantucket Bay. TOPPER'S restaurant at The Wauwinet will make this pastime extra special with the introduction of their very own 10-year-old Woody 25 single malt whisky, named after the inn's beloved antique Chevy Woody.
The Wauwinet teamed up with Nantucket's Triple Eight Distillery in collaboration with Cisco Brewery to create their proprietary single malt whisky. The barrel of locally-made Scotch-style whisky has aged gracefully over the past decade. Now, in honor of The Wauwinet's 25th Anniversary, they are tapping the barrel! Only 200 bottles of the Woody 25 will be available. This 25th year of The Wauwinet signifies a quarter of a century of luring guests back time and again for a vacation full of classic Nantucket charm, beautiful sunsets, and of course, unforgettable food and drink.
Aged 10 years on-island, the whisky, with its robust 44.4% alcohol content, is the color of a deeply strawberried golden straw. Its nose evokes an equally rich aroma of sweet almond, apples, and cranberries that is balanced with warming vanilla and earthy oaken tones. The taste, initially spicy and herbal, quickly mellows to flavors of honeyed treacle and caramel, with a long, dry finish of toasty oak and herbal anise – perfect to savor along with freshly shucked oysters or a decadent Lazy Lobster Bake from TOPPER'S.
While individual servings of Woody 25 will be on the menu for those dining at TOPPER'S at $25 per serving, the option to purchase of one of the limited run of 200 bottles will only be available to those guests staying at the hotel at $250 for a 750ml bottle.
How is it best served? Neat, of course! But for those who like a little something extra, a menu of carefully crafted Woody 25 cocktails, at $25 each, has been created for TOPPER'S to celebrate the silver anniversary of the inn.
The Wauwinet's 25th Anniversary this season is the perfect time to visit – with celebratory perks such as a $25 two-course lunch at TOPPER'S* – and to raise a glass of Woody 25 to the classic Nantucket inn!
The Wauwinet and TOPPER'S will open for the season on May 8, and the Woody 25 whisky will be available at both the inn and restaurant early this summer. For more information call 508.228.0145.
*In celebration of the 25th anniversary, TOPPER'S is offering a special two-course lunch for $25 from May 8-14 and May 20-June 7, excluding Sunday Brunch.