CH Omakase 2017: Sky Like Snow Indigo Hats

Made in an edition of three, beanies handmade in Vermont

We actually met Hannah Regier through one of our CH Omakase customers. She has been knitting hats since she was a child and today marries that passion with a dedication to natural, ethical and sustainable fashion under the label Sky Like Snow. These hats are each one-of-a-kind and made with New England-sourced wool, dyed with Vermont-grown indigo (which is quite unusual). Each of the three …

Infused, Smoked and Barrel-Aged Runamok Maple Syrups

The independent Vermont producer's classic taste and charming variations

Adding “flavors” does not necessarily improve a product (as we all may have learned from the vodka industry). And true maple syrup lovers know that nothing more is needed than the golden-hued goodness itself. Fortunately, Runamok Maple‘s premiere product, known as Sugarmaker’s Cut, is a premium, pure organic syrup that just so happens to marry well with a myriad of clever and complementary tastes. The …

Stonecutter Spirits, Vermont

Not even a year old, the award-winning aged gin makers release their first whiskey

Traditionally, gin is a clear, unaged spirit but the industry is warming up to the concept of adding another dimension to the juniper-flavored spirit. Australia’s Four Pillars soaks their scrumptious gin in nine French oak chardonnay barrels; Utah’s Beehive Distillery does something similar. Not even a year old, Middlebury, Vermont-based Stonecutter Spirits’ flagship product—the Single Barrel Gin—is aged in bourbon barrels, and has already become …

Climbing the Notorious Mount Washington with Adventure Spirit Guides

A hail-heavy climb up the 6,288 feet tall New Hampshire peak

Some seven hours from NYC, Mount Washington (whose Native American name is “Agiocochook”) awaits. The Northeastern United States’ highest peak is an imposing 6,288 feet and it’s notorious for its fickle weather. While we began our climb on a sunny, warm March day, we certainly were at the mercy of the infamous climate—from hail storms to strong winds—and were grateful to be guided by Adventure …

WhistlePig’s Old World Rye

Unprecedented quality, from Vermont farm origins to finishing in three types of European wine barrels

Only a handful of new whiskey expressions each year warrant consideration for a full-time position in a brand portfolio—and on the bar shelves of consumers. WhistlePig, a Vermont-based whiskey company, has achieved this feat with their latest offering, the 12 Year Old World Rye, which hit shelves in select markets this June. This Old World is more than a rye; its liquid, in individual parts, …