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When you're planning your next getaway to Nantucket, maximizing your time and relaxation is a must. There are so many wonderful things to enjoy on the island but one of the best ways to unplug and unwind would be to enjoy some of the libations on Nantucket. From delicious hometown-brewed craft beers to fine wines and smooth vodkas and bourbons, you can enjoy it all on Nantucket. Nantucket has a rich history of creating drinks for visitors and locals to enjoy even as far back as being one of the last holdouts of the prohibition in Massachusetts. 

The geographical location of Nantucket made it ideal for rumrunners during the prohibition era and today that history of enjoyable cocktails and brews are carried on by the Cisco Brewers Inc. family. So celebrate your freedom to enjoy a drink or two and treat yourself to a tour of the Nantucket breweries, wineries, and distilleries. If you are more into restaurants than breweries, some of the best mixologists are here on Nantucket and you can always find crafted cocktails with fine local ingredients at Nautilus, Ventuno, Straight Wharf, CRU, Galley Beach and more. 

Cisco Brewers

Founded in 1995, Cisco Brewers has made a name for itself in the Northeast with breweries and taprooms opening up all across New England and products being distributed even farther. Cisco is the first and only craft brewer on Nantucket and for that reason prides itself on creating New England-inspired beers, including the design of their cans. In an effort of making a positive impact on the community, Cisco created the Shark Tracker light lager in a partnership with OCEARCH to support shark research in the area. You can enjoy a Shark Tracker or any other amazing ale in their taproom and grab some food from the food trucks that come around regularly. Events are also hosted on a regular basis for you to hang out and unwind by listening to some live music and sipping on a delicious IPA or ale.

Year-Round Products:

  • Wandering Haze, Hazy IPA
  • Gripah, Grapefruit IPA
  • Whale's Tale, Pale Ale
  • Shark Tracker, Light Lager
  • Coastal Getaway, IPA
  • Grey Lady, Wheat Beer

Location: 5 Bartlett Farm Rd, Nantucket, MA 02554

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Nantucket Vineyard & Triple Eight Distillery

Also owned by Cisco Brewers Inc., Nantucket Vineyard and Triple Eight Distillery offer different takes on sippin' on Nantucket. Nantucket Vineyard was the first producer of alcohol to be established on Nantucket. Founded in 1981, Nantucket Vineyards was the first winery on the island and Cisco Brewery actually had its start on site. You can enjoy a wide range of their delicious wines which are produced in town including the ever-popular rosé. 

Triple Eight Distillery was the last to get started on the island in 1997 when the founder of Nantucket Vineyards began the distilling endeavor. Ever since, you can now enjoy uniquely Nantucket spirits and even craft cocktails now being canned and distributed all throughout New England. So whether you want to just hang out on your porch with a bottle of fruity vodka or sip on a craft cocktail, you can enjoy the relaxing spirits right from the heart of Nantucket. 

One of the most popular spirits created by Triple Eight Distillery is the Notch Single Malt Whisky and well worth the trip in-and-of itself. There are two variations of the Notch Single Malt Whisky, the 12 Year and 15 Year. The 12 Year offers tasting notes of peach sorbet and toffee apples when on your first sip and finishes with wood tannins, vanilla, and the fruit on the backend. The 15 Year offers a more spiced approach with notes of dried fruit, dark chocolate, and vanilla along with honey and coconut. Treat yourself to this New England specialty on your next visit!


  • Blueberry, Cranberry, Orange, Organic, Raspberry, and Vanilla Vodkas
  • Nor'Easter Bourbon
  • Hurricane Rum
  • Gale Force Gin
  • Notch Single Malt Whisky: 12 & 15 Year

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Come Sip Your Way Through the Island and Book Your Nantucket Vacation Rental Today!

Whether you're looking for a cozy, intimate cottage or you want a spacious home to spread out and enjoy, you can choose from many of the amazing vacation rentals with The Copley Group Nantucket. Enjoy complimentary concierge service when you come to visit and we will assure you have the perfect getaway. Start planning ahead for the summer or book your winter getaway today by booking your vacation rental.

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