Mad River Distillers is a craft distillery located in the Mad River Valley of Vermont.
We started MRD in 2011, on a 150 year old farm nestled in the heart of the Green Mountains. We are dedicated to the art of craft distilling and we distill all of our spirits by hand and from scratch. Mad River Distillers is committed to making spirits that celebrate local producers and the sustainable ethics that characterize the craft movement. To that end, all of our grains are sourced regionally from non-GMO sources, and we use Vermont ingredients when available. The sugar in our rum is fair trade certified and sustainably harvested. The water for our fermentations is drawn from a pure mountain spring on our farm.
Our focus is producing spirits with character. We believe that the spirits we distill should be a reflection of the grains and fruit from which they are drawn. We currently produce bourbon, rye, corn whisky, various rums and an apple brandy. Experimentation is important to us; we love the science and art of distilling and frequently make other spirits just for the fun of it. This past fall, some local wineries gave us their grape pomace and we made a delightful grappa. While we did not produce enough to sell it commercially, the results were extraordinary and we look forward to a another (larger!) run in the fall of 2015.
As a craft distiller, we are small batch producers. Currently we are available in Vermont, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. To locate us near you, visit the “buy our stuff” page.