Wine Enthusiast 92 points - The producer describes this gin made from raw honey as ’dancing the line between an Old Tom and a London Dry style.’ We’d say it edges closer to Old-Tom gins, thanks to its surprising sweetness and understated juniper. Look for notes of candied lemon peel, vanilla, white pepper, and a whisper of spicy cinnamon. A touch viscous, it’s unusually mouth coating for a gin. (Nov 2013)
"The gin is a celebration of our special connection to the land. We use pure grain spirits as a canvas to showcase juniper berry and raw northern honey. Added just before bottling, the raw honey imparts unique floral qualities that vary with season and blossom. Our distillery, on the banks of the Lamoille River in the Northeast Kingdom, is rooted in the agriculture of Vermont. Hardwick, Caledonia Country, is a community inspired by farms where the production of milk, cheese, timber, grains, honey, seeds, and herbs are part of our lives and help define our place. Winner of the Double Gold Award at the 2012 New York International Spirits Competition" - Producer Notes
|Caledonia Spirits was established by Todd Hardie with one simple goal: to make spirits out of the best ingredients he can find. Years as a beekeeper and naturalist give Todd a deep respect for our regional agriculture and ecology, and drive him to bring people the best both have to offer. Today Todd works with a network of regional farmers to showcase the beauty of their grains, fruits, and bee hive products in spirit form.