Culture Map: Distilleries of New England

Sure. Every New England neighborhood has a brewery (or three…or five). What about those who want to find a stiffer local drink?

Like the small wineries and breweries that have proliferated in New England over the past few decades, more than 60 liquor distilleries are now operating in the region, most of them opening within the last decade. The majority are microdistilleries making hooch in small batches for largely local consumption. Some producers who have barely begun selling product, or don’t distill locally, or don’t have bottling facilities, or are largely known for wine didn’t make it onto our map.


Westford Hill Distillers, Ashford
Pear William, Kirsch, Apple Brandy

Connecticut Valley Distillery, Manchester
Smuggler’s Rum

Onyx Spirits, East Hartford
Moonshine, Private Barrel Moonshine

Litchfield Distillery, Litchfield, CT
Batchers’ Bourbon Whiskey, Batchers’ Double Barreled Bourbon Whiskey, Batchers’ Gin

Elm City Distillery, Wallingford
Velocipede Vodka, Nine Square Rye

AppStrawBrandies, Branford
Brandies: apple (aged and unaged), pear, strawberry


New England Distilling, Portland
Ingenium Gin, Eight Bells Rum, Gunpowder Rye Whiskey

Maine Craft Distilling, Portland
Alchemy Gin, Ration Rum, Fifty Stone Whiskey

Cold River (Maine Distilleries), Freeport
Traditional Gin, Blueberry Vodka, Maine Potato Vodka

Boston Brands of Maine, Lewiston
Mr. Boston Coffee Brandy

Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery, Union
Three Crow Rum, Apple Brandy, Maple Smash

Bartlett Spirits of Maine Distillery, Gouldsboro
Rusticator Rum

The Northern Maine Distilling Company, Brewer
Twenty 2 Vodka


Berkshire Mountain Distillers, Sheffield
Greylock Gin, Rugged Mountain Rum, Berkshire Bourbon Whiskey

Copper Moon Distillery, Indian Orchard
Devil’s Daughter Moonshine

Nashoba Valley Spirits, Bolton
Nashoba “Single Malt ” Whiskey, Foggy Bog Vodka (made from apples), Cherry Brandy

AstraLuna Brands, Medfield
Sippiwisset Gin, Whydah Cape Cod Dark Rum, Old Ringo Tequila

Damnation Alley Distillery, Belmont
Nick the Sipper Vodka, Massachusetts Whiskey (various kinds)

Privateer International, Ipswich
Silver Reserve Rum, True American Rum

Turkey Shore Distilleries, Ipswich
Lab & Cask Reserve Rum, Tavern Style Rum, Greenhead Spiced Rum

Ryan & Wood Distilleries, Gloucester
Folly Cove Rum, Beauport Vodka, Knockabout Gin

Short Path Distillery, Everett
Gin, Rum

Bully Boy Distillers, Roxbury
White Rum, Boston Rum, American Straight Whiskey

GrandTen Distilling, South Boston
Wire Works American Gin, Fire Puncher Vodka, Amandine Almond Liqueur

Boston Harbor Distillery, Boston
Putnam New England Whiskey, Lawley’s New England Spirit, Seymour’s Local Roast Coffee Liqueur

Bradford Distillery, Hingham
Vodka, Chesterton’s Gin

Dirty Water Distillery, Plymouth
Better Knot Amber Rum, Ginger Vodka, Bogmonster Cranberry Gin

South Hollow Spirits, North Truro
Twenty Boat Rum, Twenty Boat Spiced Rum,

Triple Eight Distillery, Nantucket
Triple Eight Vodka, “The Notch” 10-Year Single Malt, Blueberry Mint Liqueur

RB Distillery (Running Brook Vineyard & Winery), North Dartmouth
Black Sheep Brandy

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Tamworth Distilling, Tamworth
Garden Apiary Gin, White Whiskey, The Good Reverend’s Universal Spirit

Tall Ship Distillery, Dover
White Island Rum

Flag Hill Winery & Distillery, Lee
General John Stark Vodka, Josaiah Bartlett Aged Apple Brandy, White Mountain Moonshine

Sea Hagg Distillery, North Hampton
Sea Hagg Silver Rum

Smoky Quartz Distillery, Seabrook
Solid Granite Vodka, Granite Coast Rum, V5 Bourbon

Djinn Spirits, Nashua
Distilled Gin, Beat 3 White Whiskey, Krupnik Spiced Honey

R H O D E  I S L A N D

Newport Distilling Co., Newport
Thomas Tew Single Barrel Rum

Sons of Liberty Spirits, South Kingstown
Uprising and Battlecry (single-malt whiskeys), Pumpkin Spice Whiskey, Hop Flavored Whiskey


Shelburne Orchards, Shelburne
Dead Bird Apple Brandy

WhistlePig Whiskey, Shoreham
10-year, 12-year Old World, Boss Hog

Appalachian Gap Distillery, Middlebury
Mosquito Fleet Rum, Snowfall Vermont Whiskey, Kaffevän (coffee liqueur)

Mad River Distillers, Warren
Rye Whiskey, Corn Whiskey, Malvados (apple brandy), Vanilla Rum

Green Mountain Distillers, Stowe
Organic Gin, Organic “Sunshine” Vodka, Organic Lemon Vodka

Smuggler’s Notch Distillery, Jeffersonville
Rye Whiskey, Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Hopped Gin

Elm Brook Distillery, East Fairfield
Rail Dog Barrel Aged Maple Spirit, Literary Dog Premium Sipping Vodka

Caldonia Spirits, Inc., Hardwick
Barr Hill Gin, Barr Hill Vodka, Barr Hill Reserve Tom Cat (aged Gin)

Dunc’s Mill, St. Johnsbury
Maple Rum, Elderflower Rum, Backwoods Reserve Rum

Vermont Spirits, Quechee
Vermont Gold Vodka, Coppers Gin, No. 14 Maple Spirit

Silo Distillery, Windsor
Lavender Vodka, Aged Whiskey, Reserve Gin

Saxtons River Distillery, Saxtons River
Sapling Maple Bourbon, Sapling Maple Liqueur, Perc Coffee Liqueur

Vermont Distillers, West Marlboro
Metcalfe’s Maple Cream Liqueur, Metcalfe’s Vermont Maple Liqueur, Metcalfe’s Raspberry Liqueur

Top image courtesy Silo Distillery | Photo by Eric Medsker
Jennifer HayesCulture Map: Distilleries of New England