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May 30, 2023 08:33AM ● By Janani Varatharajan
After five years of SND research and product development, two local Vodka Soda cocktails are
hitting the shelves in over 1000 grocery stores, convenience stores and gas stations through
Farrell Distributing. Smugglers’ Notch Distillery originally planned to release two ready-to-drink
vodka sodas — Maple, Lime & Ginger and Moroccan Rose & Grapefruit — in 2019. The
pandemic changed priorities and “then I was waiting for this legislation to go through,” said
Jeremy Elliott, president, and co-owner of SND. “We’ve been pushing for this for a while, and
it’s taken a lot of sweat to get here.”

At last, SND is thrilled to present their canned cocktails. Using natural botanicals, their
award-winning vodka, sparkling water, and two unique flavor profiles, they’ve created
truly distinctive Vodka Soda cocktails that are ready to drink with the flip of a tab.
Consumers can choose always ready playful Vermont Maple, Lime and Ginger or lively
Moroccan Rose and Grapefruit, 100 calorie, 5% alcohol mountain refreshers in a 12 oz. can or
over ice with a twist.


A just released documentary takes the viewer through the beginnings of this distillery in the
Vermont mountains back in 2006 to the latest innovation for the company, vodka sodas in
ready to drink cans. View it at

About Smugglers’ Notch Distillery
The alchemy of a father/son dream! That’s the magic that created Smugglers’ Notch Distillery®,
founded by father and son Ron and Jeremy Elliott. In 2006, Ron, a retired business executive,
and Jeremy, a research chemist in the pharmaceutical industry, teamed up to follow their
collective passion to establish a distillery in the Vermont mountainside. Four tasting rooms
including one in Burlington, Stowe/Waterbury, Manchester, and at the flagship store at the 10-
acre distillery facility that opened in 2018 in Jeffersonville offer experiences for visitors to learn
about the team’s story and process.

Since launching their Double Gold Award-Winning Vodka back in 2010, SND has grown
organically and gone on to craft multiple gold and silver medal award-winning bourbons, gins,
rum, rye, flavored vodka, Double Gold Winning Vermont Maple Cream Liqueur, Vermont
Bourbon Maple Cream Liqueur, Maple Gin, and most recently, canned cocktails. Partnership
with a local maple sugaring operation has been key to offering uniquely Vermont flavor profiles
as well as a line of spirit barrel-aged maple syrups: bourbon, rye, and rum barrel-aged maple
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