Hardshore Distilling Company is a different kind of distillery. We don’t obsess about what the other guys (and girls) are doing. We obsess about what they’re not doing. We are only interested in making spirits that have a purpose on the bar shelf, not just imitating the greats who have already earned their place there. We are constantly trying to coax new tastes and textures out of anything we can fit in our stills (and with a 1,200-liter Arnold Holstein still, we can fit a lot). We almost never rule anything out before we’ve attempted to distill it at least once. Sometimes once is clearly enough. Other times, a change in technique with the same botanical can produce a very different result.
In 2016, after nearly four years of tinkering and tweaking, we released our flagship product, Hardshore Original Gin. More products are in the works, but they’ll only be released when we’re convinced they truly stand out and will make the bar shelf a more interesting place.
While making exceptional gin is our passion, we also strive to do our part to conserve the natural wonders of Maine that make Hardshore so unique. Our water comes straight to us from Sebago Lake, and is so clean that we don’t require the use of reverse osmosis to purify our water. This helps us use up to 30% less water than other facilities of a similar size. It’s a small step, but it’s in the right direction. Join us!