Creative Directors of Exchange Street’s Blyth & Burrows, Caleb Landry and Adam “Couch” Sousa, have partnered with CFO Matt Brown to announce Portland Distilling Company, coming to the city late summer/early fall 2023.
Last December, the three entrepreneurs began renovations at 135 Walton Street (Former Vacationland Distributors) in the Woodfords neighborhood, acquiring and prepping equipment to bring a new line of fine liquors that will ship across the entire state of Maine. Landry and Sousa are planning on rolling out a cocktail gin to start, with more recipes to come down the road.
Portland Distilling Company will be a production-only location, but will offer special seating for private tours and tastings. “We started the idea at the beginning of COVID,” said co-founder Caleb Landry, “when the lockdown started, we started discussing recipes and how we could put this plan in motion. . . Really, we’re just some dirty industry kids, trying to make something cool.”
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