June 18, 2013. Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Head distiller George Dusek fills bottles of TOPO Gin with a repurposed milking machine.
TOPO, Top of the Hill Distillery, the brainchild of owner Scott Maitland and Spirit Guide Esteban McMahan, is located in the old N&O Building on Franklin Street. Making gin, vodka and American whiskey from locally sourced wheat, they are one of the few distilleries bringing organic liquor to ABC shelves around the state.