Distilled in Maine: (A History of Libations, Temperance & Craft Spirits)

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ALL profits from the purchase of this Book are donated to local Maine communities & support organizations!

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ALL profits from the purchase of this Book are donated to local Maine communities & support organizations!


Early Maine ran on sweet and fiery New England rum. Later, rapid industrial advances and ever-present drinking opportunities made daily life unnecessarily hazardous. Overindulgence triggered a severe backlash, a fierce temperance movement and eighty-two years of prohibition in the Pine Tree State. While the coastal state never really dried out, the Maine Law sent both serious and social drinking under the table for the better part of a century.

Liquor crafted in Maine has slowly and quietly remade itself into a respected drink, imbued with history and representing the best of the state’s ingenuity and self-reliance. Contemporary distillers across the state are concocting truly local spirits while creative bartenders are mixing the new and old, bringing back the art of a fine drink. Join Portland food writer Kate McCarty on a spirited romp through the evolution of Maine’s relationship with alcohol.

Community Land Trust

 

Serving Local Maine Communities 

 

Our Goal :

To start a nonprofit organization to hold land in perpetual trust for the permanent use of local Maine communities along the branches of the Dead River.

Our Mission :

To provide access to land, housing, education and other resources so people in Maine can grow food in environmentally sustainable ways, live comfortably with dignity and create community systems where locally produced foods, healthy lifestyles and affordable housing are available to all.

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The Dead River Collective

Dedicated to supporting local Maine communities!

Our Community Donations

December Sales & Donation Totals

As a general rule we donate about 30% or more to organizations in Maine that help support local communities.

We currently donate general funds to the Natural Resources Council of Maine, the Good Shephard Food Bank (Feeding America) & other various local organizations.

West Forks, ME

West Forks, Maine

The West Forks in Maine is where the Dead River and the Kennebec River meet, and this intersection of two powerful rivers has created one of the best areas for whitewater rafting in the region. Situated along the Old Canada Road National Scenic Byway, The West Forks is also in the heart of Maine’s premiere snowmobiling country and provides easy access to Maine’s interconnected trail system (ITS), which has hundreds of miles of well-marked trails through the wilderness, perfect for wildlife watching and enjoying the gorgeous scenery.

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