In October of 2013, Allegheny Distilling began producing what would quickly become one of America’s most awarded rums and Maggie’s Farm Rum was born.

 
 
Maggie’s Farm Rum founder and head distiller Timothy Russell.

Maggie’s Farm Rum founder and head distiller Timothy Russell.

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 or venture capitalists.

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. 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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We’ve raised over $16,000 in donations to over thirty different animal rescue shelters!

As of February 1st, 2018, for every bottle of Maggie's Farm core rum sold, either White, Spiced, Single Barrel, or 50/50 Dark rums, $1 will be donated to animal rescue charities in the area of the sale, as denoted on labels for all bottles now rolling out into our current distribution markets. The monthly bottle sales to each market will be tallied and the funds donated directly to non-profit, no-kill animal shelters in the areas of distribution, whether in Pittsburgh, Washington DC, Baltimore, Delaware, Philadelphia, Nashville, or New York, and all future markets. Multiple, different charities in the areas of each city will be chosen each month with the best effort of spreading the donations around to benefit as many as possible.

As Maggie's Farm continues to experience growth in production and sales, a desire to give back has come to fruition. With this ability, and without any product price increases, owners Tim and Layla Russell have decided to assist charities close to their hearts. "These are ones that benefit finding long-term homes for lost, neglected, or abused pets." As Layla has stated, "Family pets can be our greatest companions and truly depend on us, and in exchange provide us their unconditional love."

Maggie’s Farm founders Tim and Layla Russell with their three rescue dogs, Crosby, Lumi, and Blake.

Maggie’s Farm founders Tim and Layla Russell with their three rescue dogs, Crosby, Lumi, and Blake.