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Distilleries to Visit on Your Killington Mountain Vacation

Killington, Vermont, is known for its incredible skiing, but there’s plenty more to explore off the slopes! Between all your sightseeing, you should take some time to discover the Killington distilleries that draw crowds all year long. When considering best attractions near Killington, you’re probably thinking about lots of outdoor activities. You’d definitely be right! Killington has a little something for everyone to do in every season, from skiing and snowboarding in the winter to mountain biking and hiking in the summer.

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However, no matter the season, you’re probably looking for some indoor activities to enjoy as well. One of the best ways to spend your time indoors during your Killington mountain vacation is by visiting a local distillery. There are all kinds of fascinating distilleries in the area, many of which are just moments away from our 2 bedroom Killington ski rentals. Here are a couple of our favorite distilleries that we recommend you check out while you’re in town!

If you’re looking for a place to get a great drink, spend some quality time with your loved ones, and truly relax on your mountain getaway, a distillery is a perfect solution. Here are two of our favorite distilleries near our Killington vacation homes.

SILO Distillery

SILO Distillery prides itself on the unbelievable quality of their products, and once you take that first sip, you’ll understand for yourself. They watch their ingredients carefully every step of the way, from farm to barn to bottle. SILO Distillery’s barn in Windsor, Vermont, is the birthplace of their unmatched selection of vodkas, gins, whiskeys, special editions, ciders, and ready-to-drink cocktails. 

Book a slot at the tasting room to get the ultimate SILO experience. An experienced staff member will greet you with a smile and a delicious drink, then take you through the history of the distillery and the SILO process. You’ll also get several samples of their most popular products! SILO Distillery maintains a fun, energetic environment that is sure to provide unforgettable memories with the ones you love most.

SILO Distillery is located at 3 Artisans Way in Windsor, Vermont. Their hours for summer 2020 are as follows:

  • Monday through Thursday: 2-5 p.m.
  • Friday: 2-6 p.m.
  • Saturday through Sunday: 1-6 p.m.

Vermont Spirits Distilling

Established in 1999, Vermont Spirits Distilling has won over countless customers with their selection of award-winning artisanal spirits. They first made headlines with their maple vodka, Vermont Gold, but today, they offer a dozen different selections of vodka, bourbon, brandy, whiskey, and gin.

Every product is made with the highest quality local agriculture, including maple, apples, and corn sourced throughout Vermont.

If you want to try Vermont Spirits products for yourself, head to their distillery tasting room. They’re open seven days a week and are always happy to welcome you in for a sample. While you won’t be able to tour the distillery itself, you’ll get to take a peek at the stills and production area as well as browse the retail store. After you’ve had a few samples, you can grab a bottle to take home with you, or pick out another souvenir from their selection of bar accessories, mixers, apparel, and gifts.

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Vermont Spirits Distilling is located at 5573 Woodstock Road (Route 4) in Quechee. The Tasting Room and Retail Store is open daily from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Killington Distillery

You simply can’t have a visit to Killington without checking out the iconic Killington Distillery! This establishment prides itself as being home to Vermont’s finest craft spirits, crafting each and every selection in small batches to ensure the highest quality. Whether you’re interested in sampling local rum, bourbon, vodka, gin, or any other spirit, Killington Distillery is sure to have something to whet your palate.

In addition to the liquors and cocktails that you can sample here, Killington Distillery also offers some truly delicious food options. Every item on the menu is designed to pair perfectly with one of their signature cocktails and is crafted with local and sustainably sourced ingredients. Some of the most popular menu options include the cheese and charcuterie board, crispy pan-fried Brussels sprouts, sliced fig flatbread, and pumpkin gnocchi.

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Ripton Mountain Distillery 

One of the newest distilleries to pop up in the Killington area is the Ripton Mountain Distillery, which first opened its doors in 2019. This cozy twist on the traditional bar atmosphere is located in the town of Brandon, which is just minutes away from our most popular Killington rentals. The staff has taken care to craft a unique and specially curated list of drinks that you can enjoy on a casual night out with your friends or an exciting evening to remember.

On the drink menu, you can find all kinds of unique cocktail options like the Moontini and the Cactus, as well as the traditional cocktail choices you already know and love. You can also get a delicious dinner that rivals the best local Killington restaurants! Menu options like the Nachos Supreme, steak, chicken wings, and grilled chicken are sure to satisfy your appetite. 

Between exploring all the best things to do in Killington, be sure to spend some time at one (or both!) of these distilleries. Best of all, they’re located just a few minutes away from our Sunrise Village at Killington Mountain and our other vacation properties in Killington. If you need help planning the ultimate getaway to Killington, we’re here to help. We’ve got a huge selection of rental properties to suit any group, and our dedicated staff knows all the best attractions to recommend based on your interests. So, ready to come see what all the hype is about? Plan your Killington vacation by contacting us today!

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Between all of the exciting activities on the mountain and the opportunities to explore local craftsmanship, Killington offers a little something for everyone. Plan your getaway to the mountain today!

More Things to Do

Once you’ve had a taste of the awesome distilleries in the area, what else is there to do in the area? You can explore some of Killington’s breweries nearby if you’re searching for more places to get a drink near the mountain, or you can try one of the Killington mountain biking trails if you’re looking for some exercise. There are plenty of family-friendly activities in the area, too, in case some of your youngsters couldn’t join in at the distilleries. No matter what you choose to do, everything’s right nearby our rentals!

When you’re planning your stay in a Killington condo rental, we hope you’ll consider staying with us. We offer accommodations that are ideal for your entire group, even the four-legged members of your family! Our staff is always available to answer any questions or concerns, and by the end of your trip, you won’t want to leave! Come explore the possibilities of Killington today. Contact us to start planning your dream mountain vacation.