Wine Enthusiast 89 points - Clear in color, this has faint, warm aromas of juicy orange and honey. The palate boasts flavors of vanilla and honey, along with notes of black pepper and vodka that finish a little hot. It’s on the viscous side for vodka, and surprisingly bold too, although that’s not a bad thing. The honeybee-imprinted bottle top is sealed with beeswax, natch. Distilled from raw honey. (Nov 2013)
"Our relationship with the land and honey bees inspired and gave birth to this vodka. The soul of a beekeeper is filled with the rhythms that flow through the seasons, reflecting the changes in the flowers, rains, sun and all the forces that are a part of this beautiful mystery. Barr Hill Vodka is crafted from honey at our micro-distillery on the banks of the Lamoille River in Caledonia Country of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Honey is cold fermented for several weeks then carefully distilled in our custom stills. The spirit which emerges reflects the essence of the soil and flowers visited by the bees." - 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.