In the Hive: A Feature Focus on Production Manager Chris Ely

At Caledonia Spirits, we have a diverse team of experts that work together to create the Landcrafted spirits you know and love. We offer in-depth tours of our Vermont distillery so that visitors can see the care and precision that go into each of our bottles. Now, we would like to give you a behind-the-scenes look at our talented workers as well. To kick off our new In the Hive series, we would like to introduce our customers to our Production Manager, Chris Ely.

Head to Hardwick for the Power to the Pollinator Festival

Each Caledonia Spirits expression is made with pure, raw honey. Our honey gin, Tom Cat, and vodka are not only delicious, they are an ode to the hardworking bees that are so critical to the landscape we know and love. To celebrate and appreciate the importance of pollinators, Barr Hill by Caledonia Spirits is hosting the very first annual Power to the Pollinator Festival on Sunday, July 23rd from 12 pm to 5 pm. Come to our Hardwick, Vermont distillery and be part of this momentous event where you can enjoy free samples and purchase drink tickets for a good cause. One dollar of each drink ticket sale will benefit the Vermont Beekeepers Association, a nonprofit organization that unites Vermont’s beekeepers and focuses on education and community awareness. Enjoy a drink of your choice and raise awareness to the importance of pollinators at the same time, all in a Sunday afternoon!

Caledonia Spirits Expansion Plans Underway

 

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FRESH: Ideas and Ingredients from Behind the Bar 2017

We had a blast with our friends from Mad River Distillers and Alice & the Magician discussing technique, new flavor profiles, and unique seasonal ingredients with some of Vermont's most innovative bartenders ~ thanks to all of those that attended! Check out the recipes we developed here!

Made in Vermont... Ice!

All cocktails contain one common ingredient vital to their balance and integrity: water - frozen water. Ice plays an essential roles in crafting the perfect cocktail, and can often be overlooked. Ice not only brings, and keeps, your cocktail to the perfect temperature for sipping, it also provides the proper dilution to make your drink more balanced.

Barr Hill Is On A Roll, Big Wins in 2016

The Barr Hill team is gathered at the Gin Masters annual awards ceremony presented by the Spirits Business taking place at the Kensington Roof Top Gardens in London on December 9, 2016.  Against the back drop of awards given, Barr Hill Gin and Tom Cat Gin get the attention of many.  They stand out like a rare and wonderful wildlife sighting.

Be Our Vest Friend

In the spirit of giving and making friends, we are giving away a Barr Hill Patagonia vest!  This Better Sweater Fleece Vest combines the classic look of wool with the easy maintenance of fleece.  It's stylish, it's classy, and it looks great with a Barr Hill cocktail.

Spirited Gifts for the Holidays

Gifting our line of Landcrafted spirits will make holiday giving a cinch.  No matter what your budget, The Barr Hill Tasting Room at our distillery offers a variety of options from stocking stuffers to centerpiece gifts.  Below is a sneak peak into our tasting room and gift shop.  Stop by today and start crossing people off your list!

Barr Hill lands in London

The Barr Hill line of honey gin and vodka lands in London! Barr Hill gin, Tom Cat Gin, and Barr Hill Vodka are showcased at the London Spirits show, a two-day event, held on December 9th and 10th at the Business Design Centre in Downtown London. Products such as gin, rum, vodka, whisky, liqueurs, and other spirits are represented from all over the world. It is an exciting to be in attendance at this major show in Great Britain- a first for the Barr Hill team.  This event launching pad to start business with the Great Britain spirit markets.

Full Circle: The Transformation of Grain to Whiskey

There's a giddiness in the air, I can see it in their eyes, their smiles, and their posture as they confer with one another.  This moment in the distillery is monumental; it's the culmination of years of visioning, hard work, and collaborations with friends of local businesses.  This is the moment of alchemy and transformation resulting in smoky rye whiskey.