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Gale Motor Co. Whiskey & Wine

Where: 148 N. Main St., Concord
Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 5 to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday until 10 p.m.
Visit: facebook.com/whiskeyandwinenh or call 715-8575




Whiskey business
Gale Motor Co. owners open Whiskey & Wine in Concord

11/23/17
By Matt Ingersoll listings@hippopress.com



 For David Spagnuolo and Stacey Murphy, owners and founders of the Gale Motor Co. Eatery in Manchester, opening a second location in the capital city was a logical step in helping them expand on the culinary fusion concept that put them on the map.

Gale Motor Co. Whiskey & Wine, a new 47-capacity restaurant and bar in downtown Concord that opened on Nov. 11, contains some menu items available at its Manchester counterpart, but with a wide variety of new offerings worth checking out for the drink lover, according to Spagnuolo.
“We do a lot more craft cocktails and infused vodkas down in Manchester,” he said, “but up here we’re focusing on about 34 different whiskeys and bourbons and ryes at this point from all over the world, which we’ll expand as we go along. … We’re trying to keep the mother brand as Gale Motor Co., and then we’ve [given] a different name to what that location is going to be. So that name is always in there somewhere, but they are definitely different.”
Some of the whiskeys and bourbons are sourced nearby, like the bourbon from Flag Hill Distillery & Winery in Lee, the Old World and farmstock rye whiskeys from WhistlePig in Shoreham, Vermont, and the whiskey from Bully Boy Distillers in Boston. But many others come from far and wide, from places like Ireland, Scotland and even Japan. You can also try several different American and European wines, like merlot, pinot grigio, pinot noir, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon and sauvignon blanc.
Spagnuolo said the idea was to feature these drinks in Concord as a way to remain exclusive to their own brand but in an area with not as many other restaurants as in Manchester.
“Stacey … does the bar management and buying of the drinks, and she always makes sure to try not to sell the same things as somebody else,” he said, “and she tries to do that up here also.”
Several of the foods will be different, too, though the presentation will be similar.
“We’re still going to do small plates [tapas] up here, but they are going to be a little bit more intricate,” Spagnuolo said. “So for example we’ll do like prime cuts of meat, and we’re actually going to do some sushi rolls as well. We do one ramen in Manchester, but I want to do at least two or three different kinds up here. I really want this place to have just a couple more choices [than in Manchester], even though the menu down there is pretty big.”
Visitors will still be able to enjoy popular staples of Gale Motor Co., like the spicy tuna and crispy rice, pulled pork tacos and steak and cheese egg rolls.
According to Spagnuolo, careful consideration was made into which menu options to include with the various wines, whiskeys and bourbons.
“All of these … have different flavor palates to them and you can match them to stuff,” he said.
Whiskey & Wine is currently open five days a week for dinner only, but Spagnuolo said they may consider introducing a lunch menu and a Sunday brunch menu as well in the future. 





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