Smugglers’ Notch Distillery is a father/son partnership in Jeffersonville, Vermont. The distillery was founded in 2006 by Jeremy Elliott and his father Ron. The distillery is located 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.
Father and son distillery owners Jeremy & Ron Elliott
Although they 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, they 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 Gluten Free Organic Vodka, with $1 from each bottle sale going towards cancer research worldwide.