That’s the Spirit

The next time you fancy a stiff drink, consider turning it into a day-long experience at a local distillery

The next time you fancy a stiff drink, consider turning it into a day-long experience at a local distillery. Sourland Mountain Spirits Distillery, one of the first farm distilleries in New Jersey since prohibition, opened this March on Double Brook Farm in Hopewell. The craft distillery offers handcrafted gin and vodka, as well as souvenirs, tastings and half-hour tours running from noon–4 p.m.

The founder of the distillery, Ray Disch, had the idea for it shortly after craft distilling became legal in New Jersey in 2013. The Double Brook Farm property also boasts the Troon Brewing Company and the Brick Farm Tavern & Bar, so visitors can enjoy a meal, cocktails and beer in addition to a tour of the distillery.

Sourland Mountain Spirits, 130 Hopewell-Rocky Hill Rd., Hopewell, 609.333.8575; sourlandspirits.com

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