Mad River Distillers launched in Connecticut via Slocum & Sons on August 5. Mimi Buttenheim, President of Mad River Distillers, visited the Slocum & Sons headquarters to present the product line to the sales force: Revolution Rye, Maple Cask Rum, Bourbon Whiskey and First Run Rum. Mad River’s Vermont-made craft spirits are produced under Chief Distiller and Co-founder Brett Little, who together with John Egan and Maura Connolly founded the company based in Waitsfield, Vermont, in 2011. Revolution Rye, which received 92 points in Wine Spectator, is 100% rye made with grains sourced from Vermont, New York and Massachusetts. Mad River Bourbon Whiskey is aged for one year and is a four-grain bourbon featuring corn, wheat, oats and malted barley. Mad River First Run Rum is aged in charred toasted barrels with aromas of cedar, oak and spice with notes of vanilla and smoky caramel. Mad River Maple Cask Rum is aged first in a mix of toasted and charred barrels, and then completes a secondary aging process in oak barrels that held pure Vermont maple syrup.