Smugglers’ Notch Distillery® is a father/son partnership in Jeffersonville, Vermont. The distillery was founded in 2006 at the foot of the famed Smugglers’ Notch, site of many a clandestine bootlegger’s run through this rugged Vermont mountain pass. The smuggling route was actually first used during the 1800s to move goods during the trade embargo and then again in the 1920s to move liquor during prohibition. Today this enchanting area provides outdoor enthusiasts with a boulder-laden curved mountain road and caves to explore.
Although we don’t need to smuggle anymore, Smugglers’ Notch Distillery® provides spirits worthy of the cause. Using the finest ingredients blended with pristine Vermont spring water, we make, barrel age, blend, and hand-bottle remarkably distinctive, award-winning spirits one small batch at a time.
Since opening its doors to the public in 2010, SND has released exquisite vodka made from the finest grains combined with pure Vermont spring water; a premium bourbon barrel aged single-barrel amber rum; a highly sought Straight Bourbon Whiskey; a luscious rye whiskey; two true-distilled gins – Blend No. 802 and Hopped Gin; Litigation, a remarkable limited release wheat whiskey; Dead Buck, a limited release 108 proof bourbon; Maple Bourbon, a quintessentially Vermont whiskey; a limited release barrel aged Maple Rum; Gluten Free Organic Vodka with $1 from each bottle sale going towards cancer research worldwide; and Moroccan Rose & Grapefruit Flavored Vodka, the first of our Reserve Series offering unique and natural vodka flavors.
Tasting Rooms are located at our Jeffersonville distillery as well as Waterbury, Burlington, and Manchester.