Above: Cocktail Bar + Tasting Room at Stonecutter Spirits

Before we left on our journey, a friend remarked, somewhat sarcastically, “I’ll bet you even manage to turn up a distillery or two.” I didn’t — I turned up several. InVermont, the entrepreneurial impulse combines with the desire for artisanally produced products, and the state currently has 19 distilleries in operation, many of which offer pourings at local farmers’ markets. Here are those we sought out.

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Above: Cocktail Bar + Tasting Room at Stonecutter Spirits

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