Vermont-based Caledonia Spirits this summer opened the doors to a new distillery in Montpelier. The 27,000-square-foot, sustainably-designed facility will help Caledonia Spirits meet demand of its Barr Hill spirits with a tenfold increase in capacity.
Situated along the banks of the Winooski River and just a short walk or bike ride from downtown Montpelier, the solar-powered facility features custom-built stills, a cocktail bar, research and development center, retail shop and an event space. Tours of the distillery, as well as free tastings featuring limited-release spirits, will be available to visitors.
“Our new home in Montpelier is a tremendous platform to share our passion for distillation, agriculture and cocktail culture,” said Ryan Christiansen, President and Head Distiller at Caledonia Spirits. “It gives us an opportunity to create a gathering place for the wonderful Vermont community that we so firmly believe in.”