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So after leaving Bangor Maine me and the wife wanted to hit as many micro distilleries as we could afford money and time wise. We hit 4 and a brewery.
They were still closed for the season but welcomed us in and answered a slew of questions I had. They had a little 80 gal pot still which they made Rum and were trying whiskey. The bought their neutral and added that and 4 botanicals to make gin. Small operation good for their area which was in the middle of the country. I bought a bottle of gin, and some maple syrup liquor. Gin was pretty intense but there was something about it I like.
which makes cold river vodka, gin, and a delicious blueberry vodka. This place is a smaller than expected distillery that has a massive 3 story column still.
Everything was good but I left with the blueberry. Right next door was the Maine brewery. I tried everything and because of that we got a hotel next door. After taking a nap we headed to the busy Portland Maine restaurant strip. There was a restaurant / distillery / brewery. called liquid riot. Great location, great food, horrible distillate. With the money they put into this place I was amazed at how bad I thought their stuff was. They had a white whiskey, a white rum, vodka, and something else. All pretty bad. I did not get a chance to try the beer. After that we were done for the day. Next morning we woke and headed to Vermont where
makes a white vodka that they make with the whey in cows milk. A maple syrup Bourbon, a maple syrup vodka, and some other good stuff. This place was amazing! All of there stuff was delicious. We walked out with $150 of mhandise. Got a bottle of the white vodka and the delicious Bourbon. After that we had to Blaine it home but the Vermont spirits was the best and I definitely recommend stopping by.