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.
Mad River Green
Waitsfield, VT 05673 (802) 496-6973
Pre-orders are highly encouraged and you can do so online here.
Burlington Tasting Room
137 St. Paul St.
Burlington, VT 05401 802-489-5501
The Burlington Tasting Room is open for retail sales as well as sit down tastings and cocktail service. Walk-ins okay! Online pre-orders can be made here. Reservations can be made here.
The Mad River Taste Place is open Monday - Saturday 10am - 6 pm. They carry our full line of products.
Distillery tours by prior appointment only. Please note we can seldom accommodate same-day tour requests. The visit lasts approximately 45 minutes, including samples of our award-winning spirits. Please email email@example.com with your party size and preferred date.