About Us


We proudly provide high-quality beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks to retailers throughout the Green Mountain State. With facilities in both South Burlington and Rutland, and a large workforce, we are equally equipped to cater to the needs of different types of retailers – from national corporations, to large and small independent stores, to fine dining establishments. We are pleased to be able to bring variety, value and choice to our customers, regardless of their location. 

Farrell Distributing Grows Together

Throughout our long history, we have always believed in giving back to our community and partnering with local organizations to help those in need. This is a commitment shared by all our team members and is fueled by our deep connection to Vermont and the desire to be good stewards of our state.

The core strength of our organization is our incredible community of over 300 hundred teammates. Their hard work and dedication to serving our customers is what makes us successful. As an employer, we are dedicated to their well-being, creating a welcoming workplace and fostering a sense of family.

Our Staff


A Legacy of Vermont Distribution

We are a fourth-generation Vermont family business with a strong commitment to serving our customers, our employees and our community. Thomas A. Farrell and several of his brothers founded M.M. Farrell & Sons in a small warehouse on Pine Street in Burlington, becoming the first licensed distributor in Vermont after Prohibition.


Expanding and Growing

The company eventually moved to East Allen Street in Winooski, and then in 1980 to our current location on Holmes Road in South Burlington. As the company expanded, Farrell Distributing opened additional facilities in Montpelier and Rutland. 

In 2000, the Montpelier facility merged with the South Burlington operation.


Craft and Premium Beverage Leadership

On November 30th, 2015 we welcomed over 60 new employees as part of the Brand Distribution Agreement between Farrell and g.housen of Vermont. As we welcomed these new team members, our philosophy remains the same: Quality, Service and Community

In May 2016 we completed a major renovation project at our South Burlington facility, increasing our overall square footage, increased climate-controlled zones and much needed new office space.


Building With Every Distribution

Our latest acquisition of new brands took place in February of 2024 with the Brand Distribution Agreement between Farrell and Craft Vermont during which time we welcomed 24 additional Craft Beer, Cider, Hard Kombucha, RTD, and nonalcoholic partners to our family of brands. Additionally, to ensure support of our total portfolio, we on-boarded 12 new employees most of whom had previously worked for Craft Vermont.


To Knowledge

Ongoing training is important to this team and we take pride in our staff being the most educated in the field. We are proud to represent: over 85 Cicerone Certified Beer Servers, 2 Certified Cicerones, 20 Certified Cider Professionals, 6 Certified Specialists of Wine, 1 WSET Level 1, 16 WSET Level 2, 6 WSET Level 3 Certified Wine Professionals, and 2 WSET Diploma Level graduates. In addition, we have full-time beer, cider and wine trainers.

To Community

Throughout its history, Farrell Distributing has maintained a strong commitment to social responsibility, participating in responsible drinking campaigns and partnering with local organizations to help those in need throughout Vermont. Learn more about our commitment to community, responsibility campaigns, and news/events.

Building Community Through Partnerships

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“At Smugglers’ Notch Resort, we take pride in providing our guests with a great day on the slopes. When it comes to providing these skiers and riders with quality time at any of our Food & Beverage areas, we count on the variety and value of products that our long-standing partner at Farrell Distributing provides. Farrell Distributing listens to our needs and then reacts quickly, providing brands that excite our clientele along with supporting our internal goals of working towards unequaled customer service and maximizing all opportunities available. Our resort really appreciates the personal attention of everyone involved at Farrell from the top down to make sure our food and beverage departments are always running at 150%!”

Steve Clokey, Director of Marketing & Promotions
Smugglers' Notch Resort

“I have worked with Farrell Distributing to help them achieve their marketing goals for over 20 years. I am so impressed by their professionalism and their top notch team. Many of them have become my friends. The people at Farrell make the beverage world go round. They have longevity in the industry … they know their craft … and they have passion for their business. They strive, every day, to work hard for their clients and to make sure that their products are well represented. If there is an issue, they’ll fix it. You will see them at festivals and fundraisers … to bar nights and new beverage launches. It is truly a pleasure working with my friends at Farrell.”

Sue Gosselin
WIZN and WBTZ, The Buzz

“Part of Two Brothers Tavern’s mission is to help support and raise money for local and regional charitable and non-profit organizations throughout Central Vermont. At every turn, Farrell’s Distributing and their incredible staff have helped us succeed in this mission. Farrell Distributing understands that the great state of Vermont is only as strong as her local communities and the people who call them home and the people at Farrell’s believe in doing what they can to help support their neighbors in need. For this reason, we value our relationship with Farrell Distributing, not only on a professional level, but on a personal level as well. Our business, our community, and the State of Vermont are very fortunate to have the people of Farrell’s Distributing working on their behalf – thank you.”

Holmes Jacobs, Owner
Two Brothers Tavern