STONECUTTER SPIRITS HAS at least temporarily suspended production of its gin and whiskey and will soon close its tasting room on Middlebury’s Exchange Street headquarters (shown here) and its Highball Social bar-restaurant in Burlington.
Independent photo/John S. McCright
MIDDLEBURY — Stonecutter Spirits has at least temporarily suspended production of its gin and whiskey products and will soon close its Middlebury tasting room and its Burlington bar-restaurant, according to business co-founders Sivan Cotel and Sas Stewart.
Cotel, during a Dec. 5 interview with the Independent, said the company has thus far been unable to land a distributor to make Stonecutter products available in markets outside of Vermont. This has limited sales and created a financial pinch that is driving the difficult decisions to downsize the company, Cotel explained.