Maine Craft Distilling to Host First Ever “Farm to Flask” event
Meet the local farmers, barrel makers and distillers who all work together to make great craft spirits!
Who—The people behind a unique Maine business including:
- Luke Davidson, Founder and Master Distiller for Maine Craft Distilling
- Jacob Buck, Maine Malt House in Mapleton, grows the grains used to make the great products from Maine Craft Distilling
- Ed Lutjens, maker of the white oak barrels used by the Distillery http://edlutjens.com/
- Jason Bolton, Associate Extension Professor and Food Safety Specialist
What—Join Maine Craft Distilling in celebrating the home-grown products and farmers that make their spirits unique
Where—Maine Craft Distilling, 123 Washington Avenue, Portland, Maine
When—Saturday, October 21, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Maine Craft Distilling, based in Portland and Freeport, Maine, collaborates with local farmers to source high quality ingredients, and combines centuries-old distilling methods, innovation and a healthy dose of Yankee ingenuity to produce a line-up of twelve high-quality, craft-distilled spirits, each as interesting as the landscapes and seascapes of Maine. Even the barrels used to age its whiskey are local Maine white oak, handmade by a talented local craftsman, using Maine white oak.
Maine Craft Distilling will be hosting its Farm to Flask event in Portland, Maine on October 21 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Celebrate with the growers, makers, and purveyors. There will be spirits tastings, live music, and a chef’s potluck.
At the event, you’ll meet Maine Craft Distilling’s suppliers, including Jacob Buck.
He and his four brothers, all in their 20s, own the Maine Malt House in Mapleton. They started growing hops and malt barley as a complement to potatoes. And it worked: the farm’s acreage is 70% is now devoted to hops and barley, making their farm more valuable and supplying the key ingredients to Maine Craft Distilling.
“It is unique to a state of our size to have resources and community support to have distilling emerge as a viable industry,” observed Jason Bolton, associate extension food safety specialist for Maine.
Maine Craft Distilling’s flagship spirit—Fifty Stone Whiskey—captures the beauty and complexity of the land from which it is produced. The labor-intensive process of making Fifty Stone includes floor-malting locally sourced barley and smoking malted grain with peat from Maine’s uplands and seaweed harvested from our rocky coast. This gives Fifty Stone Whiskey a distinctive “Highlands single-malt allure.”
Angie Helton (207) 653-0365