The Spirits of Old Bennington Story
Distilling Vermont Traditions To Perfection
Spirits of Old Bennington was born out of Vermont’s “Revolutionary” traditions. Our spirits embody the complex character of our region. The ghosts of Vermont’s past and our agricultural roots guide our crafting of the highest quality artisanal spirits. From battlefields to taverns to the covered bridges that gave cover to Prohibition-era bootleggers, we engage local farmers, artists and innovative businesses to establish our supply chain for ingredients and build our brand. In true spirit and like the Green Mountain Boys, SOB is storming the craft distilling market with our premium, unique-flavored gins, rums and canned cocktails. Join the Revolution!
Our Founder Ken Lorenz and his wife Alexis had a dream of bringing a craft distillery to Bennington, Vermont. They visited the misty moors and distilleries of Scotland and the quest was set! Harnessing the power of water, we have found the perfect location in Bennington where we are able to honor the rich history of distilling, millworks, and our region.
Founder & Distiller – Ken Lorenz
Business Growth Strategist – Jeb Gorham
Marketing Brand Strategist – Stacey Hills
At Spirits of Old Bennington, we hope to serve our community in a multitude of ways. Your support will expand beyond our walls, and enable us to boost local farms, artisans, and small businesses. As a family, we are active in the community, and we look forward to growing this aspect of our lives. As a business, we:
- Engage Local Artisans for Specialty Packaging & Premium Items
- Build Relationships with Local Small Businesses to Ensure Our Investments Are Circulating through the Community
- Drive Business from Our Customer Base to Local Artisans
- Collaborate with Farms to Identify & Establish Our Supply Chain for Ingredients That Can Be Sourced Locally
Sedition Gin Flight
In 1789, Vermont’s first newspaperman, Anthony Haswell was jailed under the Alien and Sedition Acts. Sedition entails speaking truth to power, and we are all about empowering people. We might be SOBs, but as we roll out our flight of gins, we never tell you what to think. Our artisanal gins, flavored and infused with local ingredients speak for themselves.
Sedition Gin Cenntenial Hop
Sedition Gin Citrus
Covered Bridge Rum Flight
In Revolutionary times rum was the beverage of choice from battlefields to taverns. In the Prohibition-era, bootleggers used the covered bridges for back roads rum-running. SOB’s blended rums are inspired by the form, function and beauty of Vermont’s covered bridges. Our Covered Bridge Rum flight is handcrafted and features white as well as unique, naturally flavored and colored rum.
Covered Bridge White Rum
Covered Bridge Panela Rum
Tavern Times Moonshine
Barrel Aged Reserves
Fritz’s Apple Brandy – Local Apples
Fritz and his team hand pick apples from the trees of Propagation Peace Orchard in Shaftsbury, VT and press them into cider for a true Vermont taste. Spirits of Old Bennington uses small batch fermentation and slow distillation methods to give this localvore take on brandy a smooth apple-infused taste. Aging in recycled bourbon-maple casks brings out the refined, sharp apple flavors with hints of oak and maple.
Kilted Wheat Whiskey
While visiting the Highlands of Scotland, we learned about our founder’s roots and the craft of distilling. Legend has it that Clan Gunn descended from Vikings and that Vermont’s mysterious stone chambers were Viking-built, long before Columbus. In obscure Vermont fashion, we crafted our Kilted Wheat Whiskey to honor our founder’s and state’s heritage. SOB’s play on whiskey is a youthful, oaky smooth, raw spirit true to our region’s complex character. Check your bottle batch and age to see if you’ve grabbed a short or long barrel reserve.
Spirits of Old Bennington Distillery
1514 N Bennington Rd
North Bennington, VT 05257
Sedition Gin Cocktails
Gin Gin Mule
1 ½ oz Gin, 2 oz Ginger Beer, ¾ oz lime juice, 1 oz simple syrup. muddled mint leaves
Serve over ice
1 ¾oz Gin, ¾ lime juice, ¾ maraschino liqueur ½oz crème de Violette, Cherry garnish
2oz Gin, 1oz St. Germain, 1 ½oz grapefruit juice, dash of bitters
Garnish with lemon or grapefruit peel.
1 ½ oz Gin, ½ oz triple sec, ½ oz absinthe, dash lemon
Serve over ice.
Covered Bridge Rum Cocktails
Covered Bridge Cider
2 oz Rum, Top with Mulled Cider
Mug, with Cinnamon stick
Serve hot or cold depending on mood.
The Perfect Storm
2 oz Rum, 1 oz cider, 2 oz giner beer, ½ oz sugar
Vanilla bean garnish
Sugar Rim over served over ice
2 oz Rum, Chai Tea, add cream for latte version
Served chilled over ice
Ticket to Cuba
1 ½ oz Rum, ½ oz lime juice, ½ oz simple syrup, Top with Champagne. Mint garnish