Meet the Makers: New England Sweetwater Farm & Distillery

Located in beautiful Winchester, New Hampshire is New England Sweetwater Farm & Distillery, the nation’s first Afro-Puerto Rican-American distillery.

Growing up, Master Distiller Robert Patton Spruill and his brother, Joshua, would spend much of their summers with their grandparents in North Carolina. Their grandfather, Robert Patton (Spruill’s namesake), and his brother, Clifford, owned a juke joint and they distilled their own spirits. Robert and Joshua started learning the basics of distillation before they were even able to get a driving permit.

Winchester hosts beautiful trails and covered bridges and is sure to appeal to people of all ages and interests! Tastings and tours are offered Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and are complimentary and New England Sweetwater offers bottle sales 7 days a week. If you can’t make it to West Chesterfield, visit your nearest NH Liquor & Wine Outlet and pick up a bottle of their Bourbon Whiskey!

Located at the distillery, their tasting room is a place where you can sample their spirits and purchase their exclusive whiskeys and signature products. There is always something new in the tasting room. In the tasting room, you can also sample their products while they guide you through the process of making each spirit and why they create it.

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