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New Farm-to-Bottle Distillery Opens in Belmont

Here are six things to know about it.

Alison DeWolfe, Alex and Emma Thurston and Jessica and Jeremy Gotsch.
Alison DeWolfe, Alex and Emma Thurston and Jessica and Jeremy Gotsch.

1.) The Basics: Damnation Alley Distillery, a new vodka and whiskey distillery, opened Friday, Oct. 4, at 7 Brighton St. in Belmont (near Belmont High School). The distillery has five owners: Alison Dewolfe, Alex and Emma Thurston and Jessica and Jeremy Gotsch.

2.) Products: As of now, Damnation Alley sells three vodkas, Nick the Sipper and The Remixer, and One Night in Bangkok, a flavored vodka inspired by Thai sweet chili sauce. It also sells two kinds of whiskey. The vodkas and whiskeys are sold exclusively at the distillery at 7 Brighton St.

3.) Farm-to-Bottle: Damnation Alley uses grains exclusively from Massachusetts farms – Four Star Farms in Northfield, Mainstone Farm in Wayland, Valley Malt in Hadley, Wellfleet Sea Salt Company in Wellfleet and Urbivores in Belmont.

4.) Name: The name Damnation Alley comes from the nickname of Boston’s first one-way street, which usually had two-way traffic. Because of this traffic pattern, motorists often got into tiffs in the alley, which was used as a short cut to Quincy Market and the Royal Exchange Tavern.

5.) Hours: The distillery’s hours are Wednesday-Thursday 4-8 p.m., Friday 4-9 p.m., Saturday noon-8 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m. The distillery does not have tours or tastings yet.

6.) More: Damnation Alley Distillery has a website, Facebook page and Twitter account.

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