Caledonia Spirits

Caledonia Spirits, based in Montpelier, Vermont, is the maker of Barr Hill Gin, America’s Most Awarded Gin. Founded by a Vermont beekeeper, the distillery uses local, raw honey as the key contributor of botanical depth in all its spirits. Caledonia Spirits produces Barr Hill Gin, barrel-aged Barr Hill Reserve Tom Cat Gin, and Barr Hill Vodka — at their state-of-the-art, sustainable distillery in Montpelier. 

The Barr Hill Distillery & Cocktail Bar is dedicated to crafting world class spirits and cocktails that build the connection between agriculture and cocktail culture. The distillery’s Landcrafted approach honors the bounty of the land, the labor of farmers and the pivotal role of bees in agriculture.

Visit the distillery to enjoy tours, tastings, shopping and a full cocktail bar with small plate menu or find a bottle near you to mix up aprés cocktails at home. 


Scroll Down for Barr Hill Craft Cocktail Recipes to Try at Home!


Spiced Cranberry Mule


  • 2oz Barr Hill Gin
  • .5oz Cointreau
  • .5oz Unsweetened cranberry juice
  • Ginger beer to top

Build in glass with ice; top with ginger beer; garnish with a lime wedge, fresh rosemary and cranberries.

Hanky Panky


  • 2oz Barr Hill Gin
  • .75oz Sweet vermouth
  • .25oz Fernet Branca

Stir with ice; strain into a cocktail glass; garnish with an orange twist.


Tom Cat Old Fashioned


  • 2oz Tom Cat Reserve Gin
  • ½ tsp Demerara syrup
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters

 Stir all ingredients with ice; strain into a rocks glass with a large ice cube; garnish with an orange & lemon twist.


Tom Cat Toddy


  • 1.5oz Tom Cat Reserve Gin
  • .75oz honey syrup
  • .25oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • Hot water to top

Build in a mug; garnish with a lemon wheel and cinnamon stick.

Walk on Water


  • .75oz Barr Hill Vodka
  • .5oz Braulio Amaro
  • .5oz Rosemary syrup
  • 1oz Fresh grapefruit juice
  • Sparkling wine to top

Shake everything but the sparkling wine with ice; double strain into a flute glass; top with sparkling wine; garnish with an orange twist and rosemary sprig.

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