Best Distilleries Worth Visiting in New Hampshire and Maine
The Savory Ladies
August 2, 2022
15 Cleveland Hill Road, Tamworth, New Hampshire
Tamworth embodies it's own scratch-made ethos: using local, house-milled grain, pure White Mountain water, herbs and botanicals from the woods and their garden, and local fruits and vegetables. “Unlike many other producers of craft spirits, we distill our own neutral grain spirit base(rather than purchasing it from an industrial producer) from local organic corn, organic rye, and malt. “
Cathedral Ledge Distillery
3340 White Mountain Highway, North Conway, New Hampshire
Cathedral Ledge vodka, gin, whiskey, and bourbon, are all grain to glass spirits. All of its grains are milled on-site and they are USDA-certified organic. The distillery's commitment to the environment, sustainability, and quality of products is far superior it's competitors.
Cold Garden Spirits
338 Shaker Road, Canterbury, New Hampshire
Cold Garden Spirits produces exquisite spirits from locally-sourced fruits and grains.
With the addition of a gorgeous custom-built Austrian still, the folks here transformed a barn into a tasting room. And in the summer of 2016, they began producing the first batches of corn whiskey and fruit eau de vie.
The Batson River
12 Western Avenue, Kennebunk, Maine
Batson opened its doors in 2018, with small-batched spirits, and craft beer. It's menus feature a range of cocktails,each crafted with its house distilled spirits, along with a full list of Batson River craft beers. The food, cocktails and beers are inspired by the season, using locally grown ingredients.
Hardshore Distillery Company
53 Washington Avenue, Portland, Maine
In 2016, Hardshore released its flagship product, Hardshore Original Gin. This lovely gin is crafted from family-grown grain and is brimming with fresh rosemary and green mint.
324 Fore Street, Portland, Maine
Sweetgrass Gin is made in the London tradition with a Maine twist: blueberries. The combination of organic botanicals, Maine blueberries, and sea air gives this gin a refreshing taste. Maine's unique growing seasons have the maker's inspiration, and delighting in finding new distillations to make from the bounty of Maine fruits and grains.