The diverse passions of two persons animated the founding of Wild Hart Distillery – a compulsive doer, and a veteran distiller. They’ve combined their talents to create a line of spirits for all people, all occasions. Wild Hart Distillery was founded in 2015 and they have immersed themselves in the world of distilling, developing recipes, and building a plant opening in the summer of 2017 in Shelburne, Vermont. Come try their flagship gins prepared by Master Distiller, Joe Buswell.
Craig’s obsession with to do lists and inability to sit still have proven to be a good fit for the type of complex tasks of opening a distillery and developing recipes for spirits. When he isn’t fidgeting in place he can be found at the gym, rummaging for up-cycling projects or dragging his two children, boyfriend and dog outside to do something – or anything! He’s always up to talk about the distillery and distillation process. Stop in and visit to keep him busy!
Joe is kind of a big deal. At least to Wild Hart. Joe is a lover of all things fermented. He became a distiller by way of winemaking when he and his wife lived in California. It was there Joe got his start in the wine and spirits industry, splitting his time between the cellar and the tasting room, at a small family wine estate. When Joe and his wife moved back to the East Coast, he took a job at a company that had both winery and distillery licenses, and it was there he got into whiskey making. Joe has done it all--from recipe development to production to sales. At this point, Joe enjoys a balance of serious whiskey making, and involvement in specialty projects that can be easily enjoyed, without being taken too seriously.