Our story

New England Sweetwater Farm & Distillery (NESW) is a family owned and operated business founded in 2015 by Robert Patton-Spruill, who spent many childhood summers visiting his grandfather learning the craft of distilling and more importantly that quality was better than quantity. 

In 2020, sisters, Alisa Lawrence and Nilaja Young along with their respective spouses, Karl Lawrence & Kenny Young, purchased NESW from their cousin Robert. Thus, continuing to build a family legacy for the next generation of business owners and distillers.

our process

Our spirits are cultivated from local products that spur local agriculture and sustainability. We ferment and distill “on the grain,” drawing out the subtle and unique flavor profiles in our locally grown ingredients. As a reflection of our dedication to creating superior spirits our products are crafted in small-scale batches and manufactured using only high-quality food sources. Starting with raw ingredients we prepare our mash in small batches. These batches are fermented between 4 to 20 days dependent on the product we are making. Once the desired alcohol content is achieved our fermented mash is ready for distilling. 

Read why people love us 🙂

21:33 10 Jun 22
Fantastic distillery and small business. Kenny is super friendly and passionate about his craft. After passing this place so many times my wife and I are glad we finally stepped in and disappointed that we didn't do it sooner
Brian DiMartinoBrian DiMartino
21:15 04 Jun 22
Walked in and met the kindest and most hospitable person I've come across in a very long time. Turns out he was the owner and it's his family's business. We hung out and chatted with him and sampled different spirits longer than we expected to. Everything they had was top shelf material. We ended up buying the vodka, bourbon, bloody Mary mix and barbecue sauce... and we're looking forward to the good times enjoying it all with friends on special occasions. Definitely going back!
Piotr SzajowskiPiotr Szajowski
19:25 07 May 22
Wonderful place. Staff was extremely friendly and whiskey was top notch.
Elease McConnellElease McConnell
22:01 03 Oct 21
What a great palate pleaser! Everything here is made from scratch and family owned. The flavors of the spirits and everything else I sampled were incredible and that made what to purchase difficult- so many items were purchased.Thank you Ken for a delightful road trip!! Looking forward to another visit in the future.
Grace CoelhoGrace Coelho
17:53 13 Aug 21
We were on a weekend get away and decided to stop for a tasting. Best experience ever! It's family owned which I loved.. they were all very friendly. Great atmosphere. the spirits we chose were all amazing. If you decide to go Definitely try the Honey whiskey!