Owner Todd Hardie spent over four decades as a beekeeper before deciding to incorporate his raw, organic Vermont honey into craft spirits. Today, on the banks of the Lamoille River in Hardwick, Vermont (population: 3,174), Caledonia Spirits remains rooted in the traditions of sustainability and Vermont agriculture.
Barr Hill Gin is a London dry-style gin that, unlike other gins, uses only one botanical during distillation — juniper. The rest of its complex, gentle flavor profile comes from the raw honey (made at one of Hardie’s now 1,900 colonies), which is added during a second distillation. Round and viscous on the palate, with notes of juniper and honey lingering on the finish.