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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

cowwithsrdhat.pngWhen you commit to using good, wholesome organic ingredients, it turns out that you can do a lot of good.What goes into each glass of Split Rock organic spirits? 

Certified organic food grade corn, wheat and rye.  Certified organic raw sugars. Certified organic wild Maine blueberries, organic herbs and aromatics.

Waters pulled up through granite from the purest and cleanest estuary in the Northeast—the Damariscotta River, washed clean twice a day by the tides of the Great Salt Bay. Waters so abundant and so pure the locals still harvest winter ice.

We looked at all this goodness, and we knew we couldn’t let anything go to waste. It wasn’t enough to distill Maine’s first organic grain to glass whiskeys, rums, vodkas and gin.  We had gone from farm to table, so we went back to the farm.

Our nutrient-rich mash is feeding the heirloom pigs on High on the Hog farm, fattening them round as whiskey barrels. The organic cows of Rainbow Farm and Straw Farm eat our grains along with their grasses. A local lab found so many minerals and nutrients in our water slurry that it’s sprayed as compost on the rolling fields of organic produce at Dandelion Spring  Farm.

Our labels are printed on post consumer waste papers. Our bottles are recycled and re-used. Our bar is made of salvaged wood. Every chance we get to reduce, re-use or recycle, we take.

That’s the spirit of Split Rock.