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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

Maine Magazine 2019
Distinctively Different
 
Maine Magazine 2018
48 Hours in Boothbay, Damariscotta, Wiscasset 
 
The Providence Journal 2018
Taking off on a Maine Vacation
 
West View News 2017
Notes and Perspectives from Away: The Gins of Maine
 
Portland Press Herald November 2017
Buy Local Now Applies to Your Booze as well as Your Beer
 
Refreshments November 2017
Great Year Around
 
Distiller Magazine September 2017
Bourbon: You're Not (Just) In Kentucky Anymore
 
DownEast Magazine Best of Maine 2017
Reader's Choice Distillery
 
Huffington Post 7.18.17
Drink Your Way Up The Coast of Maine, A Craft Beer, Wine & Vodka Trip
 
American Distillers Institute
Gin Release Announcement
 

Wicked Good Travel Tips Fall 2017
 
Maine Fall Beer Wine and Cider Tasting Trail
 
DownEast Magazine May 2017
Swig of the Month - Split Rock Organic Blueberry Vodka
 
Taste the Dram 4.14.17
Interview: Split Rock Distilling with Co-Founder Topher Mallory 
 
Soundings Magazine December 2016
Nautical and Nice - Gifts that Speak of the Sea
 
Portland Press Herald and MaineToday.com 12.22.2016 
Tastings at Split Rock Distillery Go Down Smooth
 
Maine Magazine October 2016
New and Noteworthy - Split Rock Distilling 
 
Bangor Daily News 10.4.2016 
Split Rock Distillery to Celebrate Grand Opening
 
Lincoln County News 10.3.2016 
Newcastle Distillery to Celebrate Grand Opening
 
Lincoln County News 7.5.2016 
From Grain to Glass and Back: Organic Distillery Opens in Newcastle
 
Bangor Daily News 5.28.2016
Discover Maine’s first organic distillery inside this renovated barn
 
MaineBiz 3.18.2015
MaineBiz Split Rock Distilling to Open
 
Just GOOD news 3.26.2015
Split Rock Distilling Coming to Newcastle this Summer
 
Maine Eater 3.17.2015
Split Rock Distilling Coming to Newcastle this Summer
 
Lincoln County News 8.20.2014 
Local Entrepreneurs Plan Distillery for Newcastle, Maine  
 
MOFGA 2014 
Local Entrepreneurs Plan Distillery for Newcastle, Maine