June 18, 2013. Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(left to right) Bottle soy TOPO Gin are labeled, filled, corked and sealed on their way down the assembly line.
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.