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Not since January 16, 1920 has New Jersey had a spirits distillery and while there may be one or two out there now, Great Notch Distillery is the first in Bergen County. The first to bring you premium spirits distilled with craftsmanship and integrity destined to be recognized for its originality and quality. We invite you to explore the Great Notch experience and we look forward to serving you.

From High Point to Cape May; the Jersey Shore to the Delaware River; Great Notch to Trenton and everywhere in between, the Garden State has a lot to offer. Our Garden State Gin infused with  10 botanicals and a bright and refreshing bouquet of floral and citrus notes. The juniper is light on the tongue and has a sweet, smooth, dry after taste. It's refreshing aroma invites the senses for more. A perfect balance for sipping neat, mixed, or on the rocks.

Great Notch Distillery - Founded 2014

GARDEN STATE DRY GIN

Folklore dating back to 1735 tells the tale of a fantastical creature - the Jersey Devil - that haunts the Pinelands of southern
New Jersey. Contrastingly, the only thing that will haunt you about our Devil’s Legend Corn Whiskey is the taste of silky sweet corn and hints of buttery biscuit that balance out the devilishly great taste without a long fiery burn. It’s smooth, mischievous
and destined to greatness. Excellent mixed or sinful neat.

DEVIL'S LEGEND CORN WHISKEY

Great Notch Distillery - founded 2014

The Kittatinny Mountains boast the highest peak in the state of
New Jersey. On top of that peak rests a monument dedicated to the greatness of our states' war heroes. We tip our hat to those Veterans and the majesty of those mountains with our High Point Vodka.
 It is smooth, crisp and satisfying without over distillation.
Subtle sweetness of body — perfect for sipping on the rocks,
shooting or mixing. Enjoy the High Point of New Jersey:
Big time taste. Small artisan nice.

Great Notch Distillery - Founded 2014
Great Notch Distillery - founded 2014

HIGH POINT VODKA

Every batch of our Devil's Legend Apple Pie Moonshine uses our outstandingly smooth corn whiskey, fresh pressed apple cider blended with apple juice and our special blend of cinnamon, spices and sugars. The natural sediment is goodness of flavors. The aroma, sweetness and warmth of Grandma's apple pie recipe will bring you back in time. Shake well - nothing artificial here.

DEVIL'S LEGEND

APPLE PIE MOONSHINE

BOTTLE TALK

Now and then there’s an unexpected break in the beaten path.

Our life’s sentinels of sameness are disrupted. A prolific

moment outside our comfort zone forms a great notch.

We ask, “Now what?” conjuring up long dormant dreams.

At the very least we nurture a great story.  The kind we beg

to  hear again wherever  we may gather. These stories may not

always have a moral,  but there’s always a lesson — the great notch

is not an empty space. It is always filled with possibility.

What’s your next Great Notch moment going to be?

Enjoy responsibly.

 

OUR STORY

 

Great Notch Distillery, Watchung Mountains, NJ
Great Notch Distillery

 

On October 23, 1780 General George Washington had his troops stationed at Great Notch while he quartered at the Dey House (pronounced dye) nearby during the Revolutionary War years. The hill on the east side of the Notch was used by Washington as a lookout from which to observe the movement of his troops. Washington’s history in New Jersey is well documented defending the Colonies from British rule. While we can’t be certain of Washington imbibing in spirits at Great Notch, we are certain that the Father of our Country would have had a bottle or two of Great Notch’s premium spirits in his saddlebag. We raise our glass to General Washington for his courage, determination, integrity, and fortitude. The same qualities you will find in each crafted bottle produced at Great Notch Distillery.

 

We are dedicated to using the finest ingredients and time tested distilling techniques producing premium artisan small batch spirits. There are no coloring or artificial ingredients in our spirits;
only superior flavor as our goal. Cheers!

THE NOTCH

 

THE YEARS OF PROHIBITION

 

Bottle Top. Artisan Distillery. Craftsmanship. Premium. Great taste. Spirits

Prohibition in the United States was a nationwide constitutional ban on the sale, production, importation, and transportation of alcoholic beverages from 1920 to 1933.  Despite President Woodrow Wilson’s (a New Jerseyian on our account) veto in 1919 of Congresses passage of the National Prohibition Act (also known as the Volstead Act), prohibition lasted for thirteen years being mandated under the Eighteenth Amendment. The United States went dry on January 16, 1920.

Nationwide prohibition ended on December 5, 1933 with the ratification of the Twenty-first Amendment and signed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. “Happy days are here again, The skies above are clear again, So let’s sing a song of cheer...”

Fast forward to August 2013 in New Jersey, nearly 80 years after the repeal of prohibition,
when Senate Bill 2286 introduced by State Senator Donald Norcross passed unanimously 38-0,
and was signed into law by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, allowing a small craft distillery
like Great Notch to annually produce 20,000 gallons of our artisan spirits.

Prior to prohibition, County Courts of Common Pleas issued licenses for Taverns and Inns in
New Jersey. We know of no recorded legal distillery other than Great Notch in Bergen County
before or since prohibition.

Happy days are truly here again!

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

 

 

Great Notch is proud to contribute to the following organizations:

 

 

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We are thrilled that these fine establishments are choosing to
carry our products. You will be too once you try them. Cheers!

 

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If your favorite bar, restaurant or store does not yet carry Great Notch Distillery spirits,  make sure to ask for them by name
or drop us a line and we will contact them right quick.

 

CONTACT

Contact Information

 

465 WEST MAIN STREET

WYCKOFF NJ 07481

CHEERS@GREATNOTCHDISTILLERY.COM

WWW.GREATNOTCHDISTILLERY.COM

551 427 6674

 

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