Message from Ron & Jeremy Elliott
Thank you for your votes of confidence.
“Nominated by a panel of distilled spirits experts, Smugglers’ Notch Distillery has been chosen by fans across the country in the USA Today 10BEST Readers’ Choice Awards as one of the top ten vodka distilleries in the USA. This honor for our signature vodka made from corn and winter wheat comes on the heals of a double gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, a 95 rating from the Wine Enthusiast and a gold medal from the Beverage Testing Institute.
Put the expert opinions aside, though, and what this vote confirms is what our loyal fans have been telling us for the last eight years – you love this exquisite, clean, neutral spirit with a hint of sweetness and oh, so smooth flavor.”
The Alchemy of a Father/ Son Dream
Smugglers' Notch Distillery
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 limited release double aged rye whiskey; two true-distilled gins – Blend No. 802 and Hopped Gin; Litigation, a remarkable wheat whiskey; Dead Buck, a limited release 108 proof bourbon; Maple Bourbon, a quintessentially Vermont whiskey; a limited release barrel aged Maple Rum; and our latest release, Gluten Free Organic Vodka with $1 from each bottle sale going towards cancer research worldwide.