Caledonia Spirits founder Todd Hardie started as a beekeeper, and maintains strong ties to local producers in Vermont.
Barr Hill begins with a corn base and locally sourced juniper; raw honey is added after distillation. The result is a supremely smooth gin with a delicate floral character. Its pale yellow color varies from year to year depending on the flower bloom and the season in which the honey is collected. Neither a London Dry nor an Old Tom, this spirit borrows from both styles. Barr Hill works best in gin punches and less assertive cocktails where a sweet, flowery character defines the drink.