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Smugglers' Notch Distillery

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Best Vodka Ever

We brought some back and ran a blind taste test with 8 different vodkas with a panel of local... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2015
Chapin, South Carolina
Not by the hair on my Ginny Gin Gin!

We were passing through Waterbury VT and saw the tasting room. Upon entering we decided to taste... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2015
friant, california
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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 1 October 2015

We brought some back and ran a blind taste test with 8 different vodkas with a panel of local enthusiasts, including a micro-distiller who makes his own vodka, bourbon and moonshine. The Smugglers Notch came in first across the board, with Grey Goose coming in...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2015

We were passing through Waterbury VT and saw the tasting room. Upon entering we decided to taste their products. Went down the line from their vodka, two styles of gin, rum and bourbon. Six hours later when we woke up...just kidding they are .25 ounce...More

Thank friantfoodsnob
Reviewed 28 September 2015

They have a small tasting room now in Waterbury, which is where we stopped. Huge space, mostly filled with merchandise, and a small counter fro tasting. The gentleman who provided us ours didn't seem motivated, or enthusiatic about the product, so it was hard for...More

Thank smrbrowne
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Fun place to visit, and excellent products to taste! Bring some home! Don't know which I like best. Get one of each.

Thank Lori053
Reviewed 5 September 2015

The people here were very nice. You pay $3 to sample 4 products (they have 5 to try). If you buy a bottle they don't charge the sample price. We tried the Vodka, the Gin, the Bourbon, and the Rum. We walked away with a...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2015

My wife and I were on vacation and had just finished visiting the Von Trapp Lodge. We decided to visit Smugglers Notch. All of a sudden we were going up and no place to turn around. No big deal we will just go over the...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2015

Have to say, this was the first visit I made to a distillery for a tasting. Had tried some of the rum the previous night at a local bar and it was very tasty, plus the day was rainy and we had some time to...More

Thank Hailie_Rose
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Small, local, and passionate about their craft! My husband went for a tasting and ended up buying four bottles of various alcohols. They are known for their vodka, but he also purchased rum, gin, and bourbon.

Thank Jeri N
Reviewed 9 July 2015

A pleasant surprise on our visit to Smuggs. Nice folks. Tasty spirits. Came home with 2 bottles. Will stop again (after we finish the bourbon :))

Thank Jeff J
Reviewed 8 February 2015 via mobile

Saw advertisements in VT rest stop and local ski mags. Then sat on lift with local resident who recommended to try. I went there thinking I would buy the vodka and bourbon but instead walked out with one of the gins and the rum! Also...More

Thank kkr67
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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.