A true locally-sourced spirit (explaining the terroir name), it also features California bay laurel and coastal sage among its 12 botanicals. Few words can describe the experience properly as it is unlike any other and it doesn't have a distinct characteristic or dominant flavor. (Take that, Boss Hogg. Sea Hagg Distillery (address and info)North Hampton, NHSea Hagg is a women-owned-and-operated micro-distillery honoring New England’s rum tradition.Tours/Tastings: Tours and tastings are Fridays, noon-6pm; Saturdays, noon-4pm; and Sundays, noon-4pm.Products: Sea Hagg silver rum and other seasonal products, 43. Evil and Mini Me. This is a gin that you will want to stock in your liquor cabinet regularly and use in any of your favorite gin cocktails.

Onyx Spirits (address and info)East Hartford, CTThe distillery plans to launch a bottle of moonshine 22 miles into space. American Crafted Spirits, Inc. (aka Silo Distillery) (address and info)Windsor, VTThe distillery is in a barn within Artisans Park, and it has a fully licensed bar for proper cocktails and tastings.Tours/Tastings: Tours and tastings are daily from 11am-5pm.Products: Silo Reserve gin, Silo whiskey, Silo elderberry vodka, and many others   48. Most drinkers have found that it's best in tall drinks that use less gin, such as the gin buck. Save those drinks for Leopold Bros. Navy Strength. This is a hallmark of a great small distillery because they have the time and patience to redevelop formulae rather than simply tweak a proven success. BARREN'S MAINE CHRISTMAS GIN. You will experience both coolness and warmth and, as the distillery's tasting notes say, "a starburst of flavours as they explode across the palate.".

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The botanicals are also carefully selected and distilled into the spirit individually. $16.99. The description of their Dry Rye Gin (49.5 percent ABV, 99 proof) certainly whets the palate. This gin is produced on the Isle of Islay at the Bruichladdich Distillery. $34.99. Moore made a point not to break the tradition of gin, she merely enhanced what was already great about it. Products: Josiah Bartlett barrel aged apple brandy, Karner blue gin, Flag Hill spiced rum, White Mountain moonshine, and many others  41.
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Appalachian Gap Distillery (address and info)Middlebury, VTIn February 2015, Appalachian Gap won the gold medal at the American Craft Spirits Competition for its Snowfall Vermont whiskey.Tours/Tastings: Tours with tastings are daily from 1pm-5pm; there are occasional tastings in regional stores.


Bloom Gin offers an unexpected, floral twist from one of the world's oldest gin distilleries.