Maine Craft Distilling

A FARM to FLASK Distillery

Producing small batch spirits
in beautiful Portland, Maine

The Spirits

  • Chesuncook
  • Botanical Spirit
  • A smooth and mild flavored gin distilled from grain and carrot.
  • 45% Alc. by Vol. (90 Proof) 750 mL.
    Chesuncook is available now.
  • Most people don’t think of carrots when they think of spirits. We do. In fact, we thought of all kinds of things when creating our botanical spirit. Chesuncook is an Abenaki word meaning "the meeting place" or "where the waters meet"; in the spirit of a meeting place, we drew inspiration from the diverse gifts given us by our fertile soils to create a truly unique spirit. Unique, just like us. As you sip Chesuncook, you'll notice carrots, but you'll also notice juniper, mint, coriander, and a distinct flavor of Maine.

Our Story

Chief Distiller Luke Davidson was raised in a self-sufficient agrarian Maine community sustained by a barter economy between neighboring farms. In that setting, Luke 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 he conceived the seeds of the idea of a farm-to-flask distillery that would become Maine Craft Distilling.

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.

The dream we discussed in that barn in October of 2011 is alive and well at 101 Fox Street in Portland, Maine. Come by and have a taste!

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Maine Craft Distilling

101 Fox Street
Portland, Maine 04101
PH. 1.207 .798 .2528

T - Th 1 - 5 / F - Sa 12 - 6

Closed Sunday & Monday