10 Vermont Distilleries That Use Local Ingredients To Make Their Flavorful Liquors

Vermont is the US state with the highest number of breweries per capita, so it probably won’t surprise you to find out that it is also home to 17 liquor distilleries. From vodka and gin to whiskey, brandy and even rum, local Vermont distilleries are having their way with all your favorite intoxicants.

The following 10 companies are creating some of the most innovative and interesting liquor creations on the market today – and best of all, they’re using Vermont’s farm fresh ingredients to do it!

Vermont Distilleries, Marlborough

This father/son operation is owned by the Metcalfe family who got their start as the owners of Vermont’s first winery. They create delectable cordials like Vermont Maple Cream Liqueur and Raspberry Liqueur.


Whistle Pig Whiskey, Middlebury

The innovator behind Whistle Pig Distillery converted an old Vermont dairy farm into a whiskey making dynasty specializing in fine aged ryes.



Smuggler’s Notch Distillery, Jeffersonville

Another father/son partnership, this distillery was founded in 2006 and creates vodka, wheat whiskey, maple bourbon, straight bourbon whiskey, hopped gin and rum.


Vermont Spirits, Quechee

The gentlemen behind Vermont’s original craft distillery started out making maple and whey based vodkas and have now progressed to bourbon, whiskey, brandy and gin.


Appalachian Gap Distillery, Bread Loaf

The trio of guys who own and operate Appalachian Gap live and breath liquor distilling! They even created their own maple and blue agave version of tequila – they call it VTquila.


SILO Distillery, Windsor

Founded in 2013 with the intention of using Vermont’s rich bounty of crops to create innovative liquors that go straight from the farm to the bottle – to you.


Green Mountain Distillers, Morristown

Using certified organic methods, the founders and distillers of Green Mountain create organic vodkas, gins and maple liqueurs.


Saxtons River Distillery, Brattleboro

Owner Christian Stromberg’s family fled Lithuania in 1906. He is keeping his heritage alive through his flavorful gin, bourbon and rye – infused with maple of course.

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Mad River Distillers, Waitsfield

Created from a desire to distill their own apple brandy, Mad River now offers rums, ryes, bourbons and malvados as well.

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Stonecutter Spirits, Middlebury

Barrel-aged gins and whiskeys created using techniques from around the world right at home in Vermont.

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