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Vermont Bartender of the Year 2018

Congratulations Chelsea Harris! Chelsea beat out 12 bartenders over three rounds of competition. The finals were held at the Copper Grouse in Manchester, VT on April 10th. The winning cocktail featured Revolution Rye. The "market basket" for the final round consisted of Revolution Rye, Fernet Branca, a coconut, and a choice of four ice cream […]

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Mad River Distillers Forced To Rename Malvados Apple Brandy

WARREN, Vermont (April 4, 2018) – Sometimes the need to change is inevitable. Other times it is forced by nature. But in this case, Mad River Distillers is choosing to rename its award-winning Malvados apple brandy to both avoid a wicked legal dust up and use the opportunity to enlist the public's help. The Warren, […]

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Featured Bartender- Jarek Mountain

Jarek Mountain is the proprietor of Lion's Tail in Boston Named one of the hottest new bars in America by Zagat, Lion's Tail is know for their innovative cocktail menu. "A Cocktail Named Francis" features Mad River Revolution Rye, cognac washed with maple syrup and bacon, punt e mes, allspice, vanilla bean and smoked clove. […]

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Featured Bartender- Rory Caviness

Rory is the bar manager at La Voile in Boston, MA, and has worked with the whole Mad River Distillers line of spirits since we debuted in Massachusetts. The Sunset Fire cocktail features Revolution Rye and Tahitian Moon highlights Vanilla Rum. Find Rory on Instagram @50shadesofrory Tahitian Moon 1.5  oz  Mad River Vanilla Rum 0.5 […]

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Maple Cask Rum in the HuffPo!

Survive Thanksgiving In Style With These 9 Delicious American Spirits 11-20-17 Tony Sachs, Contributor Writer of words, drinker of booze, eater of food, listener of music, watcher of baseball. MAD RIVER MAPLE CASK RUM (46% ABV, $43). This Vermont-based distillery has been producing some mighty fine whiskey and rum for more than 1/20th of a century […]

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2nd Hopscotch Release November 17!

Mad River Distillers To Release Second Edition of Hopscotch Vermont Single Malt Whiskey WARREN, Vermont (October 30, 2017) – Mad River Distillers of Vermont is proud to announce the upcoming release of the second edition of its extremely limited Hopscotch Vermont Single Malt Whiskey on Friday, November 17 at select Vermont and Massachusetts retailers and […]

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Find your bottle of Burnt Rock Bourbon!

Beginning September 22 In Vermont: Direct from the distillery tasting room! 137 St. Paul St. Burlington, VT  05401. Hours: Wed. 12-6, Thurs. 12-8, Fri-Sat. 12-10, Sun-Mon. 12-6. In MA and RI: MA Restaurants Troquet on South Catalyst Alden and Harlow Toro LaVoille Lola 42 Shojo MA Retail Giles Wines and Spirits Boston Wine Exchange Falmouth […]

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Mad River's Newest Release; Burnt Rock Bourbon

  Mad River Distillers to Release Super-Limited Burnt Rock Bourbon on September 19th WARREN, Vermont (September 5, 2017) – Mad River Distillers of Vermont is proud to announce the distillery’s new Burnt Rock Bourbon will be released in extremely limited quantities on Tuesday, September 19th at select Vermont and Massachusetts retailers and bars. “We were […]

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Mad River Bourbon Featured in Conde Nast Traveler!

Mad River Distillers Bourbon Whiskey Made in…Waitsfield, Vermont “We are lighter than traditional Kentucky bourbons,” says President Mimi Buttenheim, of this northern bourbon that only hit shelves in 2014 but is readily available in New York City now. “I think the bourbon is better, because we have some extreme cold,” she continues. “For only a year old, it has […]

By in Media & Events Comments Off on Mad River Distillers PX Rum Wins Double Gold at 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Mad River Distillers PX Rum Wins Double Gold at 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

WARREN, Vermont (April 27, 2017) – Mad River Distillers of Vermont is proud to announce the distillery’s PX Rum recently took home a Double Gold Medal at the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) held April 20-23 at the Hotel Nikko in downtown San Francisco, Calif.   “Our PX Rum is distilled from demerara […]

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Fresh: Ideas and Ingredients Behind the Bar in 2017

Celebrate Spring with the VT Sour featuring Revolution Rye! Our Burlington event, "Fresh," went off spectacularly on Friday, April 21. Mad River Distillers Burlington, Barr Hill by Caledonia Spirits, and Alice & the Magician teamed up to showcase trends and new techniques in cocktails for 2017. We asked some of our best friends, favorite bartenders, and all […]

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2017 Press!

4 Ways Rye Whiskey is Going Against the Grain The rye whiskey renaissance has led to a new batch of American distillers breaking established rules and foraging ahead with forward-thinking spirits. BY KARA NEWMAN Wine Enthusiast  Published on February 21, 2017   New England Distillers' Mash Note to Bourbon  Pioneers stake a claim to the […]

By in Media & Events Comments Off on Recent Press on Our Whiskeys!

Recent Press on Our Whiskeys!

4 ways Rye Whiskey is going against the grain. The rye whiskey renaissance has led to a new batch of American distillers breaking established rules and foraging ahead with forward-thinking spirits. Revolution Rye (Mad River Distillers, Warren, VT, $50). Three rye varietal grains, a portion of which is malted and roasted “chocolate” rye, create deep […]

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Mad River Distillers Releases Hopscotch Vermont Single Malt Whiskey

Warren, Vermont, November 7th, 2016-  Mad River Distillers of Warren is debuting its newest whiskey with the strictly limited edition release of Hopscotch, the first (legal) Vermont Single Malt Whiskey in, as far as we can tell, at least a hundred years. The 2016 Mad River Distillers Hopscotch release, bottled at 92 proof (46% ABV), […]

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Hopscotch Release Nov. 15th!

RSVP to retail@madriverdistillers.com. Limited capacity! In Massachusetts, find Hopscotch at the following retailers: Cambridge Spirits: 9 Broad Canal City Liquors: Mass Ave Hopsters Alley at the Boston Public Market Giles Fine Wines: Winchester Table and Vine: West Springfield Cambridge Wine and Spirits: Fresh Pond Pour Richards: Franklin, MA Social Wines: South Boston Rhode Island: Bottles, […]

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Release Date Announcement: PX Rum Finished in Pedro Ximenez Barrels

RELEASE DATE OCTOBER 20, 2016 Our demerara-based rum takes on a new dimension. After careful aging in a mixture of toasted and charred barrels, the rum is finished in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks, imparting nutty and smoky aromas and flavors. Limited quantities of PX Rum are available at our Burlington, VT tasting room.