Day two of the Macallan road trip in Boston held more exciting possibilities. We woke up bright and early in the lush XV Beacon and met to head to the Thomas Moser Showroom.

This was the second leg in our trip to experience woodworking at it’s finest and prestigious. These are not empty superlatives, some of the designs of Thomas Moser have actually won awards. The most impressive, at least to this city girl is a design award from The Museum of Modern Art for the chair we about to watch being hand made in the showroom by one of Moser’s master craftsmen.


There is rich history as Thomas Moser did not start out in woodworking but was so drawn to hand crafting that he left his work to start the woodworking. Business in Maine.
Upon arrival to the showroom, just on the other side of Boston Common, we were greeted by Christopher Eramo, Territory Manager. We were also treated to Kane’s Donuts and coffee. These donuts were huge and delicious.

We received a lesson on lines composition and construction of the pieces. We even got a sneak peak of a desk in production called the “eyebrow”.
After our education we headed back to Eastern Standard for lunch a quick drink and off to the airport.

Thanks, Macallan, for the trip, the education and – most importantly – the Scotch!

– Melissa Davis

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