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Litchfield Distillery Is Cranking Out The Spirits

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The Litchfield Distillery, is tucked up in the hills of Litchfield, Connecticut. Jack and Peter Baker and their ther brother, Dave started work on the place about two years ago. Their family business, back some three generations was, and still is, Crystal Rock Water. A fair amount of water goes into Bourbon so the two businesses work quite well together.  Their grandfather started the water business in 1914 in Stamford and this is how things evolved. So far they have five products. They’re turning out bourbon whiskeys, gin and vodka, and more items are coming.


The Baker brothers are working on building a Connecticut Distiller’s Guild, a kind of trail where you can drive from distiller to distiller around the state. To date there are at least 8 other companies making various kinds of spirits in our state.



Photos by Lora Warnick of Unlocking Litchfield.