Litchfield Distillery, after a little more than 2½ years in business, celebrated the filling of its 500th barrel of bourbon this week. Their Batchers’ Straight Bourbon Whiskey is distilled 100% on site in the Litchfield, Connecticut, operation at 569 Bantam Road.
Litchfield Distillery has offered a Connecticut “home-grown” bourbon to adult consumers since opening its doors. While those young bourbons were aged no less than six months, today’s Batchers’ Bourbon Whiskey is a straight bourbon, meaning it has aged at least two years.
“We’re thrilled to celebrate this milestone,” said David Baker, who owns Litchfield Distillery with his brothers, Jack and Peter. “We could not have accomplished this without the tremendous collaboration and support from our local farmers, retail partners, distributors, and of course our loyal customers.”
Litchfield Distillery proudly supports local farmers and strategic partners based in Connecticut. They source nearly all their grains from Lion Rock Farm in Sharon, Connecticut, and return spent grains back to the farm for livestock feed, which reduces the distillery’s environmental footprint.
The company continues to grow and gain recognition. Distribution now includes Connecticut, Rhode Island, Boston and New York City. Several Litchfield Distillery spirits have won medals at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition, including Batchers’ Bourbon Whiskey, which won bronze and silver the past two years.
“The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is the most influential in the industry and winning a medal here is very meaningful,” said competition director Anthony Dias Blue. “We have the industry’s most respected experts serving as judges, and every entry is blind-tasted under highly-focused conditions. There is no better way to discern quality and identify trends.”
The Bakers look forward to reaching their next milestone with their 1,000th barrel. Plans are in place to introduce several new products in the coming months, including a seasonal Blueberry Vodka and two special brown spirits for the holiday season.