Bridgeport, Connecticut-based Fifth State Distillery welcomed guests to its distillery and tasting room over the holiday season. Founded by Rob and Bridget Schulten, Fifth State Distillery rebranded from its former name, Asylum Distillery, in November 2019 to better reflect its Connecticut roots and Fifth State spirits line as part of the company’s evolution since first opening in 2016. The award-winning line uses Connecticut-grown, non-GMO corn and locally sourced ingredients to make its award-winning local gin, whiskeys and vodkas. Awarded “Connecticut Gin Distillery of the Year” in the 2021 New York International Spirits Competition (NYISC), products include Fifth State Gin, Fifth State Seville Gin (93 points/NYISC), Fifth State Vodka, Fifth State Ginger Zap Vodka (90 points/NYISC), Fifth State Simply Celery Vodka, Fifth State Wonderful Water (Nutmeg Liqueur), Fifth State Limoncello and Fifth State CT Maple Whiskey. Fifth State Distillery offers its spirits to retail and on-premise accounts through self-distribution.