Continuing its foray into the booming artisanal liquor scene, Boston’s Seaport Hotel has released a new Harpoon Brewery barrel-aged porter using Angel’s Envy barrels. Beginning in 2014, the unique relationship between Angel’s Envy and the Seaport Hotel has resulted in the creation of three private barrel bourbons blended by staff at the Seaport Hotel exclusively for the hotel’s restaurant, TAMO Bistro + Bar. The Seaport Hotel is now bursting onto the craft beer stage with its new Barrel-Aged TAMO Vanilla Bean Porter that is sure to turn heads.
“At the Seaport, we are always coming up with new ways that we can offer the highest degree of excellence for our guests,” said Jim Carmody, Vice President and General Manager at the Seaport Hotel. “With the launch of our new TAMO Vanilla Bean Porter, we hope to provide our guests with a unique experience that can only be found here. It has all the flavors our guests love in our Angel’s Envy bourbon, and more.”
The Vanilla Bean Porter, aged for six months in two casks that were once home to TAMO’s custom blend of Angel’s Envy bourbon, has strong notes of oak and bourbon and a robust finish of caramel, vanilla, and cherry. Borrowing hints of chocolate and coffee from its origin as a Harpoon Vanilla Bean Porter, TAMO’s Porter has a rich, velvety mouthfeel, a full-bodied head, and a crisp, earthy aroma that stimulates and warms the palate. Craft beer fans are sure to love the depth and complexity of this porter, weighing in at 5.1% ABV.
“We’re proud of the relationship we have with The Seaport Hotel, and I personally look forward to trying the TAMO Porter,” said Angel’s Envy Co-Founder Wes Henderson. “Harpoon Brewery makes excellent beers, and we’re pleased that they’re using our barrels on this release. It sounds like an exceptional match for the flavors our barrels can impart.”
Eric Loring, Beverage Director at the Seaport Hotel, anticipates that the porter will stay on tap at TAMO through July, as supplies are limited and given the success of the hotel’s custom blend of Angel’s Envy bourbon in the past, he expects the ale to be a big hit. The release of this porter marks the Seaport Hotel’s second co-venture with its next-door neighbor and Boston staple Harpoon Brewery: They first released a refreshing TAMO Honey Saison in 2015, and it also marks its fourth collaboration with the Angel’s Envy family. Loring hopes that these strong partnerships will continue far into the future. Impressed by their dedication to excellence and passion for bourbon, the Seaport Hotel selected Angel’s Envy as its top pick when working to create its first signature blend of bourbon for its guests. Now, three years down the line, the partnership has reached a new level of perfection, marked by the completion of the Bourbon Barrel Aged TAMO Vanilla Bean Porter.
Situated on the historic waterfront at One Seaport Lane in Boston, MA just minutes from the city’s finest shops, museums and attractions, guests will find fresh approach to hospitality in the AAA Four Diamond Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center.
About Angel’s Envy
The small batch artisan bourbon is the culmination of the late Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson’s storied career. One of the original pioneers of the premium bourbon and whiskey categories in the U.S., Lincoln came out of retirement to create the world’s finest bourbon on his own terms – with a simple desire to enjoy the art of making whiskey. In addition to the flagship bourbon port cask finish, the Company offers Angel’s Envy Cask Strength and Angel’s Envy Rye. Each Expression exhibits a passion for experimenting outside of conventional norms and producing unique whiskey steeped in tradition, but with an unexpected finish.
About the Harpoon Brewery:
The Harpoon Brewery was founded in 1986 by three beer lovers who wanted more and better beer options. When the Brewery was founded, Harpoon was issued Brewing Permit #001 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, since it was the first to brew commercially in Boston after a dormant period of about 25 years. Harpoon’s line of craft beer features its award winning IPA and UFO beers, along with special seasonal selections. In 2000 Harpoon purchased a second brewery in Windsor, VT, making Harpoon the 19th largest craft brewer in the US. Harpoon has since introduced the limited batch 100 Barrel Series and the as well as the all-natural Harpoon Craft Cider made from freshly pressed apples. In 2012 Harpoon was the recipient of the Green Business Award from the City of Boston. Harpoon has been recognized by the Boston Globe as one of Massachusetts’ Best Places to Work. In 2016 Harpoon was named one of the Top Charitable Contributors in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal. In August 2014 Harpoon became an employee-owned company. For more information about Harpoon visit www.harpoonbrewery.com
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