Best of Boston

2023 Best Distillery

GlenPharmer Distillery

You might not need a chemistry degree to run a distillery, but it sure helps. Case in point: GlenPharmer, a project by wife-and-husband duo Beth and Patrick Downing, professional pharmacists who first met as chemistry lab partners in college. Head to their shimmering space by a brook in Franklin to sip “grain-to-glass” goodies — including craft gin, cranberry vodka (fittingly named Bog), and dark rum with just the right dose of spice — alongside a menu of tasty bites.

860 W. Central St., Franklin, 508-528-4000,