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; we make all of our spirits by hand and from scratch. We are also 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 locally from organic farmers and orchards, and the sugar in our rum is fair trade, sustainably harvested sugar. The Water in our spirits is drawn from a pure mountain spring.
Our Focus is producing spirits with character. We believe that the spirits we make 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. At the same time 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.
As a craft distiller, we are small batch producers. Currently we are only available in only a few states. We are hoping to expand our footprint but at the same time we do not want to lose our craft orientation which animates everything we do.