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Smugglers' Notch Distillery

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Came here on a very wet day to escape the rain and decided to do a small tasting which was very... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Leintwardine, United Kingdom
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What an educated and friendly staff and from my drinking companions feedback wonderful spirits... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Raymond F
Massena, New York
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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...more
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276 Main St., Jeffersonville, VT 05464
+1 802-309-3077
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

Came here on a very wet day to escape the rain and decided to do a small tasting which was very enjoyable and educational. There are a range of locally made spirits available for purchase including gift sets. There are also some interesting Maple Syrups.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Leintwardine
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

This is a small and I mean small tasting room. There is a larger one closer to Waterbury, it is just bigger and more crowded. Both have the same items. They charge $4 for four “not even an ounce” tasting. The tasting amount was minuscule....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

What an educated and friendly staff and from my drinking companions feedback wonderful spirits. This is a must stop

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Raymond F
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Great spirits! Very tasty offerings of whiskey and vodka. You can appreciate the effort that goes into these bottles. Staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. This is my strike here in a year and half. I will return!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gene G
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

We visit a lot of distillerys and i dont remember and charging for samples at the distillery...they do charge you here...i thought it might be a law but its their choice to charge. The lady at the retail store was like a used car salesperson...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

The Vodka they distil here is an award winning vodka, but the hops infused gin has overtones of juniper that makes it a lovely afternoon addition to cold tea! Tastings are free at the distillery, and if you buy it on Monday at the Smuggkers...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Brenda M
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Because they're great, and I know they're great. Last couple of times I've been there the place has been packed, so I just grab my traditional bottle of bourbon and I'm on my way. The good thing is that if I just buy, they will...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We did the tasting and had a wonderful time. Our host was super friendly and informative. The owners even stopped in to say Hello and visit with their Southern guests! We bought several bottles and gifts. Highly recommend for a fun adult activity for great...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Chickadee40
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

This location has several different types of spirits as well as gift sets and bourbon maple syrup. These all make excellent gifts and souvenirs. The staff is happy to see free a tasting to help in the decision making.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 734kendras
Mj B, Manager at Smugglers' Notch Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by. We do indeed have some great gift options. We have glassware, flasks, cocktail gift packs and more! Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 26 November 2017

This is a good stop if you like strong drink. The prices are inflated IMHO. After returning home my friends did a blind taste test against other similar drinks and the Smugglers Notch products did not stand up. Not saying they aren't good but very...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Mj B, Manager at Smugglers' Notch Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thanks so much for the review. We appreciate all opinions. Hope to see you again soon!

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31 July 2018|
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Response from Brenda M | Reviewed this property |
The company charges for tastings- it’s minimal.