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The Community Spirit

Date: Friday, 9 Sep 2016
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Maine Craft Distilling

We stock  a range of spirits from Maine Craft Distilling, because we believe in the power of community – something Chief Distiller Luke Davidson has based his business on.

Luke was raised in a self-sufficient agrarian Maine community, sustained by a barter economy between neighboring farms. In that setting, he learned the essence of community and the interrelation between community and agriculture. He dreamed of leveraging his strong sense of the Maine community, his love of agriculture, and his desire to make whiskey. But how?

A man of many talents, Luke was building a post and beam barn and musing on long-held dreams with friends when the seeds of the idea of a farm-to-flask distillery that would become Maine Craft Distilling came to him.

Maine Craft Distilling marries Maine agricultural products to traditional methods, creating unique spirits that combine the terroir of Maine with Luke’s perfectionist sense of craft. Building stills from repurposed tomato juice vats and washbacks from Maine-grown fir, Luke has imbued Maine Craft Distilling with his Yankee, can-do approach to life and liquor and that’s why we love his spirits.