Vermont is home to a thriving spirits industry. Our in-state distillers are producing a wide variety of products from vodka and maple liqueurs to gin and rye whiskey. Many of them are winning national acclaim and international awards for their fine quality and appealing flavor.
If you would like to sample some of these locally-made spirits, check our calendar of tasting events for locations, times, and products at: http://802Spirits.com/retail/tastings.html
A number of the distilleries have their own tasting rooms where the products they make can be sampled and purchased. You may also find local distillers at farmers’ markets, special events, or festivals around the state.
Here is a list of licensed distillers within the state, including links to their websites. Those with tasting rooms are noted, along with their hours of operation:
Boyden Valley Spirits
70 VT Rte 104
Cambridge, VT 05444
Tasting Room Hours: 10-5 Daily (January 1 – April 31st only open weekends)
Caledonia Spirits Inc.
46 Buffalo Mountain Commons Drive
Hardwick, VT 05843
Tasting Room(s) Hours: 10-5 Mon-Sat at the distillery in Hardwick
Ferrisburgh Tasting Room, 2777 VT Route 7, Ferrisburgh (old Honey Gardens honey house), (802) 324-0354, 10-6 Fri & Sat
622 Keyser Hill Road
St. Johnsbury, VT 05861
Elm Brook Distillery
250 Elm Brook Road
East Fairfield, VT 05448
Flag Hill Farm
PO Box 31,
Vershire, VT 05079
GoAmericaGo Beverages (makers of WhistlePig Whiskey)
2139 Quiet Valley Road
Shoreham, VT 05770
Green Mountain Distillers
192 Thomas Lane
Stowe, VT 05672
1950 Collins Road
Tasting Room(s) Locations and Hours (only wine at this time – no spirits): Jacksonville Tasting Room, 201 Vermont Route 112, Jacksonville, 802-368-2226, 11-5 Wed–Sun (Closed on Mon. & Tues.)
Manchester Tasting Room, 3609 Main Street, Manchester Center, 802-362-8008, 11-7 Sun–Sat
Independent Brewers United (a.k.a. Magic Hat)
5 Bartlett Bay Rd.
South Burlington, VT 05403
Putney Mountain Winery
8 Bellows Falls Road
Putney, VT 05346
Tasting Room(s) Locations and Hours: 10-5 Daily at the winery In Basketville
Quechee Tasting Room, 5573 Woodstock Road, Quechee (inside the Cabot Store), (802) 295-5335, 11–5 Thurs-Tues (June through December) and weekends and holidays (Jan through May)
Saxton’s River Distillery
485 West River Rd.
Saxton River, VT 05301
Tasting Room Location and Hours: 485 West River Rd., Brattleboro, 9-5 Tues-Fri, 10-5 Sat
216 Orchard Rd
Shelburne, VT 05482
Tasting Room Hours: Seasonal Hours (end of Aug to end of Oct): 9-6 Mon-Sat, 9-5 Sun
Smugglers’ Notch Distillery
276 VT Rte 108
Jeffersonville, VT 05464
Tasting Room Hours: At the distillery: 11:30-5 Daily
The Barrel House Tasting Room, 2657 Waterbury Stowe Rd., Waterbury Center, VT, open for tastings and purchase of spirits and gifts daily from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.
7755 VT Rte 9 East
West Marlboro, VT 05363
Tasting Room Hours: The distillery is the maker of Metcalfe’s Vermont Maple Cream Liqueur and Metcalfe’s Raspberry Liqueur. Although the distillery is not currently open to visitors, you can enjoy a free tasting and purchase their products at their retail tasting outlet located inside the Hogback Mountain Gift Shop located at the Hogback Mountain Scenic Overlook on Route 9 in Marlboro. Enjoy their award winning Vermont made spirits. Their friendly staff mans the tasting bar from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm daily.
5573 Woodstock Rd
Quechee, VT 05059
(866) 99VODKA (866-998-6352)
Tasting Room Hours: 10-5 Daily