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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

Horseradish Vodka

Horseradish Vodka

Apr 17th 2020

Great products start with great ingredients. Our Horseradish Vodka starts with organic corn from the Champlain Valley to make vodka then infuse the vodka with organic Maine grown horseradish. 

Before we could make organic horseradish vodka we had to find some organic horseradish. As we typically do we started calling around to see what we could find locally. We got a tip to call Tom from Snakeroot Organic Farm in Pittsfield and he invited Matt to take are ride up to the farm and check out his operation. Matt & Forrest went for a road trip to meet Tom and try some horseradish and we've been using Snakeroot Organic Farm's horseradish ever since. 

Tom and Lois have been growing organic vegetables since 1990. More than just growers they helped start farmers' markets all around Maine.They are still growing and selling their vegetables, herbs and flowers at farmers' markets. Like us, Snakeroot Organic Farm is certified organic by Maine Farmers and Organic Growers Association. We are proud that it is Snakeroot's incredible organic horseradish that gives our Horseradish Vodka its earthy spicy flavor. 

Use our  Horseradish Vodka to make the perfect Bloody Mary, to top oyster shoots or just serve over ice with charcuterie. 


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