New England Distilling DistilleryNew England Distilling Distillery

Distillery
Founded in 2012
New England Distilling is owned by Ned Wight, whose family has been around the distilling business for four generations. His great-great-great-grandfather started a distillery in 1860. Every generation since then has seen a son in the business.

Ever since his college days, Ned had been home-brewing beer as a side passion. That experience got him a job at Allagash Brewing, which then paved the way back into the family business of distillation.

He founded New England Distilling in 2012, in Portland, Maine, which has posed some problems. But he overcame them and used it as an advantage by turning to locally-sourced grains whenever possible.

They are currently producing three products: Gunpowder Rye, Eight Bells barrel-aged Rum, and Ingenium Gin.

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caramel
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cinnamon
clove
rye
peaty
maple syrup
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Distillery Details

  • Country
    United States
  • Established
    2012
  • Owner
    Independent
  • Visitor Center
    Yes
  • Status
    Active
  • Address
    26 Evergreen Dr, Portland, ME 04103
  • Phone
    (207) 878-9759
  • Website
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It is common for a business owner to say that his product “has his name on it.” In the case of Ned Wight, it’s literal. The initials of his New England Distilling spell out his first name.
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