Our awards for Maggie’s Farm Rums, including, but not limited to, Pennsylvania Distillery of the Year, Best-of-Category Spiced Rum, Best-in-Class Rum, Best-in-Category Liqueur, and Best-in-Show Spirit, all from prestigious American craft and international spirits competitions, make us one of the most awarded distilleries in America since our inception in October of 2013.
Maggie’s Farm Rum has been featured in such media outlets as Punch Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Imbibe Magazine, The Washington Post, Got Rum? Magazine, Wine Spectator, Conde Noste Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine Magazine, and USA Today.
Allegheny Distilling is an urban distillery located in the historic Strip District of Pittsburgh and maker of Maggie’s Farm Rum, the first commercially-available Pennsylvania-made craft rum since Prohibition. Maggie’s Farm is more about what it isn’t, a corporate entity where marketing gimmicks and bottom lines trump taste and quality. Maggie’s Farm is an independent craft distillery founded without the support of banks, venture capitalists, and rich relatives.
All of our rums are distilled from turbinado, a raw cane, rather than molasses and pot-distilled for body and flavor on 100% copper Spanish-made stills. We produce our rums using Caribbean-derived yeasts with long fermentation times for high ester production. Even our white rums are lightly aged for additional smoothness and ester development. All of our aged rums are now pushing two years old and aged in neutral rum casks, same as most Caribbean distillers do, to preserve the flavors and aromas produced by tertiary esterification. This is in contrast to the sometimes overly oaky flavors produced by new charred or ex-whiskey casks used by most American craft rum distillers.
Queen’s Share Rum is our award-winning reserve spirit made exclusively from the tail runnings of our normal cane rum distillations. Being heavier than alcohol, the flavor and aroma compounds boil off the still in a higher concentration at the end of the distillation cycle. We keep these tail runnings, about 10% of our production, from our normal rums and re-distill them on their own. This results in a more flavorful and complex spirit sold at cask strength both unaged and aged over two years in ex-rum, -rye, -bourbon, and -sherry casks.
And all of our stills and manufacturing processes are on display right behind the cocktail bar in our distillery’s tasting room located in Pittsburgh’s industrial Strip District, so you know exactly where your rums are coming from.
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