Our Story

The Alchemy of a Father/Son Dream

Smugglers' Notch Distillery® is owned by a father and son team, Ron and Jeremy Elliott. Ron, a retired business executive, and Jeremy, a research chemist in the pharmaceutical industry, inventoried their strengths, assessed various opportunities, and aligned their vision, which culminated in the decision to open a distillery.

Smugglers' Notch Distillery® has received accolades from both beverage industry connoisseurs and hundreds of fans in Vermont and beyond for extraordinary small batch, Vermont inspired spirits that can stand alone or bring any mixed drink up that notch to exceptional.

We take pride in offering unique and very special spirits. We hope you'll give them a taste as you venture into restaurants, bars, spirits shops and outlets, and at art, craft, and food events in Vermont, New York, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts … and of course, visit us in Jeffersonville at the distillery, at our tasting room in Waterbury Center, VT, or at our tasting room at 28 Church Street, Burlington, VT, to sample our products and hear more about our story.