Taste them at these distilleries, tasting rooms, restaurants and bars.
Whether you call it “land-to-bottle” or “farm-to-flask,” the craft distilling movement in Maine has one clear direction: to blend the best of the state’s agricultural products with time-honored distilling methods, creating a brand of spirits that’s deliciously unique to Maine.
Cold River Vodka/Maine Distilleries, Freeport
Maine Distilleries takes the land-to-bottle concept one step further and goes “ground-to-glass” with its Cold River vodkas and gin. The distillery partners with nearby Green Thumb Farms to cultivate potatoes in Maine’s rich soil as a base for Cold River’s distinct spirits. Distillers add pristine water from the state’s Cold River – plus wild Maine blueberries for Cold River’s flavored vodka. Stop in for a tour and taste.
Maine Distilleries’ Cold River Vodka uses water from its namesake river, locally grown potatoes and wild, Maine blueberries in its flavored liquor.
Maine Craft Distilling, Portland and Freeport
Sips including the Black Cap Barley Spirit are described as “100% Maine products” (the Black Cap is distilled from malted Maine barley and filtered through Maine maple charcoal). For a different taste, sample the Chesuncook, a botanical spirit made with Maine carrots, or the Blueshine, featuring two state signatures: wild blueberries and maple syrup. Tasting rooms in two locations offer free samples, or you can purchase cocktails made with house spirits.
Maine Craft Distilling features tasting rooms in Portland and Freeport offering free samples of its Maine-made spirits, and you can purchase cocktails made from them.