Hell’s Gate History - The War of 1812 was fairly unpopular throughout Vermont, but particularly so in the northern towns which relied heavily on trade with Canada. Smuggling was fairly common, except in Georgia, where the townspeople seemed determined to support the embargo on Canadian trade, regardless of their neighbors’ sentiments. Their blockade was so effective that smugglers took to calling Georgia “Hell’s Gate”.
Hell’s Gate Distillery, est. in 2015 and located in Georgia, Vermont, is a brother and sister team committed to the potential of our farm grown grapes and black currants. Each year, family and friends join us for the harvests. Our fruit is fermented, distilled, and hand blended in small batches to create unique, refreshing Vermont artisan spirits.
Our farm to bottle distilled spirits compliment our black currant products that are marketed under the trade name Vermont Currant, formerly St. Hilaire Family Farm.