Monday, October 8, 2012

Sipping My Way Through Vermont

So the other day I was telling y'all about my day at the Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival up in Vermont.  And I ended noting the fun food and booze drink tent.  But I found so many great treats that it felt better to share those in a separate post.  I'm so sure you've just been on the edge of your seats waiting for me to tell you about Vermont/New England made spirits.  But seriously...there were soooo many yummy treats to be found.  It's worth a post.  So here goes...

First up is what turned out to be my favorite find of the day. I had a hard time deciding which treat most needed to come home with me. is full of tough decisions!

Boyden Valley Winery offers wine (very tasty), ice wine (my favorite kind of wine ever ever and their varieties were insanely tasty), and Vermont Ice Apple Creme Liqueur.  I was tempted to buy the ice wines but ended up coming home with the creme liqueur.  I keep describing it as a hybrid of Baileys and apple cider.  Sooo yummy!


Next up we have the winner for the best graphics.  And an equally yummy product.  Muddy Mary's Bloody Mary Mud.  It's a tasty bloody mary mix.  As a spicy bloody mary is one of my favorite drinks, I thought this was a great product.


I love loved the wines from Putney Mountain Winery.  Like really really loved!  The Apple Maple, Simply Rhubarb and Vermont Cassis were my favorites but honestly, they were all so tasty. 


The other product that came home with me, albeit as a Christmas gift and not treat-for-me gift (boo), was a lovely bottle of Vermont Maple Liqueur from Saxtons River Distillery.  Oh.  My.  Word!  I am kicking myself that I didn't bring a bottle home for my own enjoyment.  It tasted like maple syrup with a big kick.  I'm guessing it would taste heavenly over ice cream, in addition to the many drink options.


Other great finds from the day were at the Neshobe River Winery, Sugar Daddy Maple Products (the maple balsamic and maple sugar were awesome) and the incredibly yummy Vermont Peanut Butter Company (the Champlain Cherry with cherries and dark chocolate was my favorite).  I was also intrigued by the Vermont Spirits company.  They make vodka from maple sap and whey. 

So if you are in the area or not, they all ship.  And I love supporting small, local (ish) companies.  I personally tasted all of the products I mentioned and honestly though so highly of them.  It was so fun to see all the unique yummies made in my area.


MCW said...

So yummy! Makes me want to travel to VT!

Ruth said...

The apple cider liquor sounds amazing

Paula@SweetPea said...

What a fun day! We tried the maple vodka last Christmas. It was too strong for me. I'd like to try some of the things you found.


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