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Smugglers' Notch Distillery
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed March 8, 2014

We went to Smugglers Notch distillery after a wine tasting at Boyden's and were not disappointed. Although they were out of their first batch of Bourbon, they did have some for tasting and it was incredibly smooth. Only wish we could have bought a bottle of that batch. Vodka was awesome and the Gin was complex and flavorful. We did get to meet the owner who was very gracious as well as excited, proud and informative about his product - as well he should be. Craft distilleries are an awesome thing and this one is certainly one you should not miss.

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Reviewed February 3, 2014

Smuggler's Notch Distillery has the best vodka in America as voted by several renown and respected sources. We had to go check it out.

The distillery is in a plain, nondescript building, but once inside, it's really nice, well-decorated, warm friendly atmosphere.

They have several of their liquors on the counter for taste testing - the vodka, of course, and the rum, the gin, and their whiskey. I tried 3 of the 4 and found them all to be good. We left with a bottle of the vodka!

Fun little stop!!

2  Thank Trillium_Family
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Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

Driving around on a rainy Sunday, we came across Smugglers Notch Distillery. They offer tastings of their 5 spirits; vodka, gin, rum, rye and bourbon. They also offer tours twice a say which we missed, but they let us have a peek anyway. I fully expected some nasty rot-gut in a fancy bottle with a local label like I found in Nantucket some years back. What I actually found blew me away! Their vodka is awesome, indistinguishable from Grey Goose or Ketel One. The gin is exceptional, distilled on site, and their new bourbon beats just about anything Kentucky has to offer. Skip the local liquor store and stock up your slope-side condo from the Smugglers Notch Distillery!

2  Thank PeteD25
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

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!

3  Thank OlderCodger
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

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.

3  Thank almenj
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