|Article number:||Caledonia Spirits Barr Hill Gin|
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Caledonia Spirits is a craft distillery located in Caledonia County, Vermont, inspired by views from atop the Barr Hill Nature Preserve. Founder Todd Hardie spent much of his life tending to bees, and after 48 years of selling honey he bought a 15-gallon direct fire pot still to start distilling his raw honey. He met Ryan Christiansen, owner of a local homebrewing store, who would eventually sell his business to become the Head Distiller of Caledonia Spirits. In his older age, Todd sold the distillery to Ryan, allowing Todd to purchase land and go back to the farm to grow grains and fruit for the distillery. The award-winng Barr Hill Gin is distilled in a custom-built botanical extraction still. The floral depth of the raw honey balances the juniper-forward botanicals beautifully, but the spirit is not sweetly honeyed! It is wonderful on its own or in a white Negroni, but also makes a great cocktail with Montenegro, lemon juice, egg white, raw honey, and bee pollen!