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.
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.