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On the Back Bar: A Bartender Podcast for The Drinks Trade

Jul 30, 2021

In this episode of On The Back Bar Podcast, Chris talks to Ryan Christiansen, a Vermont native, Head Distiller, Entrepreneur & President of Vermont’s Caledonia Spirits, famed for crafting Barr Hill Gin, Barr Hill Reserve Tom Cat Gin and Barr Hill Vodka.
Ryan perfected working with raw honey in the production process and leads the team that crafts these award-winning spirits.
As President, he is responsible for setting and achieving the company’s strategic goals across production, finance, sales, marketing, research and development, quality control and investor relations.
He sees Barr Hill Gin as a brand that is expanding nationally and internationally, yet still has unshakeable local roots and is a proud ambassador for Vermont agriculture. The distillery includes a world class cocktail bar that showcases local ingredients and sustainable practices, as well as a tasting room for its legions of loyal fans. 
Caledonia Spirits 




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