Meet the Makers: Cathedral Ledge Distillery

Christopher and Tracy Burk opened the doors to their beautiful distillery—located in North Conway, New Hampshire—in December of 2020. The distillery produces hand-crafted organic vodka, gin, and whiskey in a classic timber-frame building that covers nearly 5,000 square feet and includes a tasting room.

Interested in booking a tasting?

Cathedral Ledge Distillery’s tasting room offers tastings of spirits, bottle sales, and a variety of merchandise to complement the spirits. Tastings are scheduled every half hour during business hours. Tours are scheduled on the hour. Walk-ins are welcome if space allows. Book online or call 603-730-5696. Email for additional information.

They currently have vodka, new-make whiskey, rye whiskey, wheated bourbon, genever, gin, barrel-rested gin, fig-infused vodka, blueberry-infused vodka, ginger-infused vodka, aquavit, horseradish-infused vodka, and maple liqueur. A tasting flight of five spirits is $12.50 per person. You can also try just one spirit for $2.50. Tours are $10 for a group of up to eight people.

Want to enjoy their spirits at home? Check out their recipes!

Another Pretty Face


  • 1 1/2 oz Cathedral Ledge Vodka
  • 3 oz grapefruit juice
  • 4 oz seltzer or club soda
  • 2-4 cucumber slices
  • 2-4 grapefruit slices
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary


  • In a shaker, muddle one sprig of rosemary, two grapefruit slices, and two cucumber slices with grapefruit juice. 
  • Add ice to Cathedral Ledge Vodka and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds, then pour over ice in a tall glass. 
  • Top with club soda and garnish with remaining rosemary, grapefruit, and cucumber slices.

Cathedral Margarita


  • 1 1/2 oz Cathedral Ledge New-Make Whiskey
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • Lime wedge
  • Coarse salt for rimming


  1. Run a lime wedge around the rim of your glass and dip rim in coarse salt. 
  2. In a shaker, add ice, Cathedral Ledge New-Make Whiskey, lime juice, and Cointreau. 
  3. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds and pour over ice. 
  4. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Visit NH Liquor & Wine Outlet in-store or online to purchase your favorite Cathedral Ledge Distillery spirit!

For more of the Meet the Makers series, visit The Tasting Room.