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

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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

Harvest Happy Hour at Aura in Portland Oct. 20th with the Maine Distiller's Guild

Harvest Happy Hour at Aura in Portland Oct. 20th with the Maine Distiller's Guild

Posted by Topher Mallory on Oct 20th 2017

Happy hour is just around the corner for one of Portland, Maine's annual fall foodie centric events and we could not be anymore excited to be participating!  

This fun, boozy event features sips of spirits from members of Maine Distiller's Guild. Four tasting bars will be set up with custom food pairings: brown goods and bacon, vodka and veggies, gin and smoked seafood, and more paired with barbeque at Aura in the heart of Portland.

Still not convinced, Harvest on the Harbor benefits Full Plates Full Potential. Your participation will help put an end to childhood hunger in Maine, how often can you say your Friday night drinking was philanthropic? 

This is our maiden voyage participating as Split Rock Distilling, so we spent a little time developing something extra special for our cocktail offering.  And of course testing it, and then testing it a little more, just because! 

The format has one constraint, the size of the cocktails can't exceed 1.5 ounces, in hopes that tasters can responsibly taste a few! 

So without further ado I present, our 'Mini' Double Rested! This will be a 1+ oz portion of our tasting room recipe! If you can't make the event, and are interested in making one on your own, here is the recipe:

Split Rock Double Rested

  • 2oz Barrel Rested SRD Organic Gin
  • 3-4 Dashes Coastal Root Coffee Bitters
  • 3/4 oz SRD ORganic Bourbon Barrel Rested Maple Syrup
  • Muddled OrganicOrange 

In addition we will be serving up neat samples of three of our organic spirits:

Organic Bourbon

Organic Horseradish Vodka

Organic Barrel Rested Gin

Look forward to seeing you at tonight's event, at Aura, 121 Center Street, Portland, Maine! Cheers

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