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On Friday, February 26th at 5:30pm we invite you to join us for a zoom tasting and discussion with Beverage Director and Ambassador, Sam Nelis, from Caledonia Spirits in Montpelier, Vermont. The three signature spirits to be tasted include the award winning Barr Hill Gin, the aged Tom Cat Gin, and the Barr Hill Vodka which is made from 100% honey. Sam will guide you through the finer points of spirit sampling, as well as the distilling process, and the founding of this home-grown Vermont business. Jamie Franklin (Museum Curator), and Callie Raspuzzi (Collections Manager), will provide a brief introduction regarding the history of liquor in Vermont.

This event is offered exclusively to Monument Society members, free of charge. Monument Society members may invite any friends or family who are within their COVID quarantine bubble to share a screen for this event.

The tasting package, including three 375ml bottles, may be picked up at the Museum between February 22nd and 26th, by appointment via email. If you would like to participate, but are unable to retrieve your tasting package in person, please get in touch with us to discuss shipping options: ajones@benningtonmuseum.org.


You must be a member of the Monument Society to attend.



Your advance reservation is kindly requested by Friday, February 12.