Litchfield Distillery Batchers


In just a few years David and Jack have produced some prime hooch: award-winning bourbons, gins and vodkas (100% Connecticut corn!) made in small batches here in the Litchfield Hills. Some (but not all) secrets of the distiller's trade are revealed in a short but interesting tasting tour. Reservations advised.

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2. Litchfield History Museum

2.22 MILES

This museum features a small permanent collection, including a modest photographic chronicle of the town and a dress-up box with Colonial clothes for…

3. Lourdes of Litchfield


Whether you’re seeking enlightenment or just a peaceful stroll on wooded paths, this beautiful fieldstone replica of the Grotto Lourdes in France,…

4. Haight-Brown Vineyards

2.93 MILES

The veranda overlooking the state’s first wine-producing vineyard (established 1975) sets the mood, while chocolate and cheese pairings make it even more…

5. Mount Tom State Park


The best swimming in the Litchfield Hills is at this state park, 3.5 miles west of Bantam. The not-even-1-mile 'tower trail' leads to the stone Mt Tom…

6. Topsmead State Forest

3.92 MILES

This forest was once the estate of Edith Morton Chase. You can visit her grand Tudor-style summer home, complete with its original furnishings (free…

7. Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden

5.76 MILES

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8. Hopkins Vineyard

6.98 MILES

On the northern shore of Lake Waramaug, Hopkins Vineyard produces eminently drinkable wines from predominantly French American hybrid grapes. Come for…