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  • Split Rock Distilling
  • 207.563.2669
  • 16 Osprey Pt Newcastle, ME 04553

About us

We named Split Rock Distillery for a dirt road we travel often—the shortcut between our two homes. It’s the only shortcut we’ve ever taken to bring you Maine’s first organic spirits. When we founded Split Rock, we promised ourselves we would handcraft our spirits the right way. That meant the long way: authentic, small batch grain to glass, selling no spirit not our own. We spent evenings and weekends building a distillery and tasting room by hand in an old barn on historic Route One. We sourced organic grains and fruits from the fields of farmers we count as friends. We demanded organic sugars and drew waters so pure locals still harvest winter ice. We refined our fermentations again and again to showcase the unique signatures of our still. And through it all, we gathered knowledge, inspiration, a helping hand and an honest opinion from other distillers, family and friends, and every stranger fairly met. There is a real split rock on Split Rock Road and we still drive past it almost every day—a rough plug of granite, cracked open long ago by time or skill (or a little of both) to reveal an unexpected smoothness within. That is the spirit of Split Rock. —MATT AND TOPHER

what clients say

"Matt and Topher have nailed it! The Bourbon's incredibly smooth. And the Horseradish Vodka is to die for...fantastic straight up, and I bet it'll make an absolutely killer Bloody Mary! And the distillery and tasting room are a work of art; polished stainless, brass and glass. Give Split Rock a try...you won't regret it. The time, effort, late nights, and years of learning their craft, not to mention Matt and Topher's unbridled passion for spirits really shines through!"

Ted Hugger, Facebook Review <5 Stars / 91+ Reviews> 

 
 
 

"The Secret Ingredient That Improves My Cocktails, Morning Yogurt, Delivery Pizza… Royal Rose’s saffron syrup is my ride-or-die."

Amanda Shapiro, bon appetit

"It’s unnerving that most fruit-flavored vodkas are as clear as water. (Oranges are orange, raspberries red, and peaches peach, after all.) But the blueberry vodka at Split Rock Distilling in Newcastle is the color it ought to be."

DownEast Magazine

"A spicy, earthy, surprisingly tasty spirit that seems tailor-made for a Bloody Mary but is even better appreciated sipped neat or as an oyster shooter (ice-cold in both cases), the unusual vodka is one example of the ways in which Split Rock is doing things differently."

Susan Axelrod, Maine Magazine

"From the moment you step foot into Split Rock Distillery, the owners’ infectious personalities and hospitality are evident. Topher Mallory and Matt Page are excited for good reason: Along with support from their staff, customers, the community, and other local businesses, these distillers have created Maine’s first organic spirits."

Dana Moos, Edible

"Split Rock’s whiskey proved an exception. Like its organic vodkas, this craft drink went down incredibly smooth, leaving a sweet, smoky aftertaste."

Katy Kelleher, MaineToday

Our Blog

A few of our recent posts

Our interview with Revision Energy

May 13th 2020 Read More

Shipping Hand Sanitizer to the Lower 48 States! Be well for the better times ahead. ⁣

Posted by Topher Mallory on Apr 28th 2020 Read More

New Sign on Route 1 - A Trip Down Memory Lane

Posted by Topher Mallory on Apr 28th 2020 Read More

Horseradish Vodka

Apr 17th 2020 Read More

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