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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

Now producing hand sanitizer

Now producing hand sanitizer

Mar 30th 2020

During these challenging times we have decided to utilize our resources to address the growing need for hand sanitizer. Our community has supported us since the day we started restoring the historic barn where Split Rock now resides. Now, healthcare providers and essential service workers in our community have called on us and we intend to do our best to answer that call.

After much research and discussion with healthcare professionals we realized we could contribute by refocusing our production space to make hand sanitizer. As a distillery we have the equipment and licensing required to produce the main ingredient of the hand sanitizer, ethyl alcohol, and last week we began production following FDA and WHO guidelines to arrive at a non potable 80% Alcohol Antiseptic solution. While our priority is to produce hand sanitizer for hospitals and the service industry, we hope to release a portion of each batch for sale to individuals.

Our tasting room as well as our production facility will remain closed to the public during this time. It is necessary for us to keep our facility closed to maintain the safety of our workers and to keep the environment as sterile as possible during production.

We are proud to be part of a community that comes together to support each other in such difficult times. More than that, we feel humbled to be able to provide a product to the hard working people that are on the front lines fighting to protect the health of others.

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