In 2011, Maura Connolly was contemplating planting a vineyard on the farm. Vermont is an unforgivng climate for grapes and her friends suggested that it would be better to produce something more indigenous like apple brandy. John Egan is a life-long fan of Calvados, the French apple brandy, and he was intrigued enough to start researching apple brandy production. Brett Little, who shared John’s appreciation for Calvados, was immediately on board and the idea of starting a distillery at Cold Spring Farm was born. Read More >>
We offer 1 distillery tour per day at 1 pm. Book online to reserve your spot. Tours and tastings are $10 per person and last approximately 45 minutes, including samples of our award-winning spirits. We distill on weekends, and our distiller most likely cannot accommodate same day tour requests on Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Schedule a Tour >>
You must be 21 years old to visit Mad River Distillers.