Who Really Uses a Glencairn Whiskey Tasting Glass, Anyway?

Designed by Raymond Davidson, managing director of Glencairn Crystal, LTD in Scotland, the Glencairn glass first came into production in 2001. Whiskey is the world’s most complex spirit, and the Glencairn glass lets you savor the taste and complexity of a fine whiskey. The capacity of a typical Glencairn whiskey glass is approximately 5.9 fluid […]

Missed Anniversary March 21

A story for the ages: We’ve been so busy working on our various projects—like remodeling the loft of our Jeffersonville distillery to create an interactive experience for visitors; and moving forward with what will be our fourth, and “southern” tasting room (more on that below)—that we completely spaced our own anniversary. Typically in a situation […]

2021 Excitement

In these early weeks of this new year, there seems to be an almost palpable charge in the air. There’s a sense of excitement for what’s to come… …a passion for what is possible that can be seen on the faces and felt in the attitudes of family and friends everywhere, as well as in […]

Not Even, Especially

Dear Smuggler, We’re feeling pretty good about the SND Family as of late… Because, not “even”, but especially in 2020, the definition of family has taken on deeper meanings, finer hues, and greater importance as we have all had to learn and re-learn how to navigate life amidst a pandemic, and re-evaluate, continually, what it […]

Zoom Thanksgiving

Dear Smuggler, With Thanksgiving right around the corner here in America and, unfortunately, Covid numbers spiking across the country again, we’ve been thinking about our family and the greater family – especially our staff, vendors, and visitors – even more than usual, or, at least, in different ways. At this point it seems premature to […]

Family is a 4 Letter Word

Dear Smuggler, Seven months ago, before Governor Scott issued the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order, we were already making moves to ramp up our already robust safety policies and practices. Like everyone else, we were hoping this whole coronavirus thing would be behind us in a few weeks – or at least quickly enough that […]


Hey Smuggler, How’s your summer going? We hope it’s going swimmingly (and that you’ve been able to get some relief from the heat in a swimming hole or two)… It’s been great to see everyone at the distillery – whether taking advantage of our curbside pickup , ordering from the food trucks, grabbing a cocktail-to-go […]

Friendly Newsie

Dear Smuggler, We’re fortunate to live in a community that cares… The vast majority of people here in our Northern Vermont neck of the woods continue to wear masks, sanitize their hands, and practice social distancing in order to keep themselves and others safe. And, as sick of this “new normal” as we all might […]

Covid Update

Dear Smuggler, Smugglers’ Notch Distillery continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation on a real-time basis and has made the difficult decision to temporarily close our tasting rooms for the safety of our employees, customers, and the general public. As tough as the decision is, we believe it is the only one that is in line […]

Covid Policy

Dear Smuggler, Smugglers’ Notch Distillery continues to take COVID-19 seriously and is responding in kind with regular input and guidance from the CDC, FDA and the Vermont Department of Health and Welfare. The health, safety, and commitment to our employees and customers remains our highest priority. As such, we have reviewed and updated our business […]

Tipsy Pickles

Hey, Smuggler, Ever heard of The Tipsy Pickle? If not, ya ought ta… == “The Tipsy Pickle specializes in creating award winning, one of a kind artisan pickles infused with Vermont Craft Brews and Spirits.” These are not your grandmother’s pickles. Tipsy Pickles are made here in Vermont with as many fresh local ingredients as […]

NYE Newsie

“There were days, and there were days, and there were days between…” ~Robert Hunter Dear Smuggler, WHOA! It’s the last day of 2019, and the decade! We hope it’s been good to you, and that you’ve been even better to it! On the near horizon 2020 is already looking large, and, speaking for ourselves, we […]

Christmas Newsie

“May you never be too old to search the skies on Christmas Eve.” ~Unknown Dear Smuggler, WOW, it’s Christmas! And at this most special time of year, we find ourselves reflecting on what’s truly important, counting blessings and giving thanks. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do—juggling the responsibilities of family and […]

Happy Thanksgiving

“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” ~ Zig Ziglar Dear Smuggler, Whether you’re celebrating today or not… …on this day of gratitude and abundance, we’d like to pause and give thanks, for […]

We’ve expanded our footprint in Jeffersonville!

Acquiring a significantly larger facility on a ten-acre campus along the Lamoille River in the heart of Jeffersonville this past fall has been a dream come true. In October, a ribbon cutting ceremony and cocktail party started us off to launch distillery renovations with Governor Phil Scott, U.S. Representative Peter Welch and scores of friends […]

Presidents’ Day Weekend SALE!

20% Off Our Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup! Our Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup is a true Vermont collaboration. Locally sourced 100% certified organic maple syrup from Walker’s in Underhill, VT is aged in Smugglers’ Notch Distillery’s award-winning straight bourbon whiskey barrels. The result is a lovely oak and bourbon flavor, Grade A, Dark Robust […]

Press Release – Gluten Free Organic Vodka Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2017 Media Contact:Mj BouvierSmugglers’ Notch Distillery802-730-7003 | mj@smugglersnotchdistillery.comwww.smugglersnotchdistillery.com SMUGGLERS’ NOTCH DISTILLERY,ADDS GLUTEN FREE ORGANIC VODKA TO ITS LINEUPAnd Joins in Supporting Research to Cure Cancer!