This episode features Sam Nelis of Caledonia Spirits.
We met Amy Casale at the Philadelphia Flower Show in 2019. Dressed in a Bee costume, she introduced us to Barr Hill Gin and we immediately fell in love with the spirits. We finally made it up to Montpelier, Vermont the home of the Barr Hill lineup. The distillery was founded by a bee keeper, Todd Hardie. He is passionate about the land and agriculture, as well as, what bees were bringing to the area. Todd partnered with Ryan Christiansen who had a home-brew store. In the beginning they came together and produced mead. Soon, they began focusing their attention on gin which began winning awards. The honey takes center stage and leads the way to make their special spirits amazing. Bees, as Sam explains, are the Angels of Agriculture. We had a fantastic time sitting down with Sam and discussing all things Caledonia Spirits. This is most certainly a destination that you want to put on your travel bucket list.
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116 Gin Ln, Montpelier, VT 05602 - (802) 472-8000 - www.caledoniaspirits.com - Facebook
Highlights from our discussion:
Philadelphia Flower Show
Bee The Change
Bees Knees Week
New York International Spirits Competition
Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Competition