Summer Sips. Litchfield Distillery’s tag line is “The Spirit of Hard Work®,” but its summer offerings lean decidedly, happily closer to “the spirit of relaxing by the pool.” Named “Distillery of the Year” for the second year in a row at the New York International Spirits Competition, the Litchfield Distillery guys, David, Jack, and Peter Baker, call themselves batchers, rooted in the art of small-batch craftsmanship and the pride of a family owned business. They do work hard, creating award winning labels from the wheat, corn and barley harvested locally by farmers of Northwest Connecticut. Peach Palmer. By Wendy Logan. #litchfielddistillery