Smugglers' Notch Distillery

Smugglers' Notch Distillery

Smugglers' Notch Distillery
4.5
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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. Smugglers' Notch Distillery® provides Carefully crafted, award-winning spirits. Using the finest ingredients blended with pristine Vermont spring water, we make, barrel age, blend, and hand-bottle remarkably distinctive, spirits one small batch at a time.
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Shirley K
Great Falls, MT31 contributions
I had seen the SN tasting room in downtown Burlington, but never had time to stop in over a busy holiday weekend. Traveled with a group to Stowe and we stopped at the cheese shop on the way back. Finding the tasting room was a happy surprise. Huntly was so knowledgeable, after she ran down the tasting notes on all of the products, it was difficult to choose 4 to taste. I love that they incorporate the maple into so many of their spirits. Since I was traveling by air, I purchased a sample pack, but Huntly made sure that I had the website info for future orders.
Written July 8, 2022
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JewelieRees
Erie, PA33 contributions
Couples
We stumbled upon this micro-distillery by accident. They are a local family run company distilling rum, vodka and gin. The staff was very personable, and more interested in sharing the history of the product than making a fast sale.
The vodka happened to be ranked #1 by the Beverage Tasting Institute in 2011. I would agree it is a superior vodka with a smooth, sweet finish.
The hours were flexible; it seemed that as long as someone was in the building, they were open to visitors, so passing by is worth the trip.
Written December 23, 2012
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OlderCodger
Tyngsboro, MA1,585 contributions
Couples
This place has some very good vodka and rum. The bourbon is good as well. It is worth an hour to visit, sample, take the "tour," and purchase some of the award winning spirits!
Written November 1, 2013
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Birdylover
Glen Haven, CO136 contributions
We are new to the area and thought we would stop in for a taste and see what was available locally. Woman behind the bar was not interactive at all. It was like take your samples and get out of my face...no salesmanship or information. I have to say we are food and alcohol geeks, which brings me to the first point. There's no crackers, or bread, or anything to cleanse one's palette so they don't all run together. Little plastic cups are not good for the environment or tasting alcohol...there's an item called Glencairn glass and you should get those kind of glasses for a tasting, or basically anything other than a tiny plastic cup. I don't expect to drink out of a barbie size plastic glass when I pay for a tasting. I have no problem with paying for a tasting, but at least use real glasses and have something to cleanse one's palette. We were not impressed, and would certainly not buy their alcohol at a liquor store. I would think they should hold their own liquor in esteem and make the tasting interesting, informative or at least use real glasses.
Written August 4, 2022
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LTIndy
3 contributions
Couples
The lady doing the tasting (which was pretty expensive in my experience, seemed like we were doing her a huge disservice by stopping in. Perhaps we were, but if that’s the case, just sell your products to liquor distributors and call it a day. Zero personality, by far the worst experience I’ve ever had at a distillery. I asked if I could see their still, “No” was the one word reply. Thanks. If Mrs hadn’t insisted, I’d have bought nothing but the samples. Won’t go back.
Written July 15, 2022
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almenj
nj385 contributions
Friends
Sometimes the best thing about stopping is the staff which were fantastic. When they love what they do it comes out in the excitement when they talk about the vodka and other spirits. No cost tasting but don't be surprised if you buy a bottle of the vodka.
Written October 5, 2013
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Denise Vincent
manahawkin6 contributions
Couples
We stopped after we passed by and saw the sample gin,rum, and vodka sign. The distillery is run by a local family . The staff was incredible and I can' t say enough about the gin,rum, and vodka. All were amazing! If you are a gin lover like I am, then you have to try this gin. It is incredible ! The rum is constantly changing and settles in to a pleasant rum surprise. The vodka is smooth going down. Hopefully, you will check this place out because you will not be disappointed!
Written January 30, 2013
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RockingLoud
Sewell, NJ184 contributions
Couples
Stopped into this plaza with a handful of great stores and if you’re into the distillery thing, Smuggler’s Notch Distillery is worth your time. They have multiple options for tastings and a really nice selection. The prices aren’t bad, and in addition to some good beverages, they have some fantastic maple syrup.
Written November 10, 2019
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Rick P
Fairfax, VA148 contributions
Stopped here while spending a few days at Smugglers Notch with wife and my brother and SIL. We were looking for something uniquely Vermont to fill a gift bag for friends back home in Virginia. What a find! The young lady behind the tasting bar really knew her stuff - from the terrific vodka through the Bourbon, rye and other offerings. Everything we tasted was very good quality. Ended up buying the vodka for the gift basket - and the Bourbon and rye for our own home bar. A bit pricey, perhaps - but great quality.
Written October 5, 2019
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scotd123
Magnolia, TX28 contributions
Couples
A really neat tasting room. You must try the bourbon and the rye. Quite possible the best rye I’ve ever had.
Written January 4, 2019
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  • Sun - Sat 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM