Monday September 23, 2013 | 04:14 PM

Portland's newest distillery is set to debut the fifth spirit in its portfolio — Blueshine — described on its website as "like liquid pancakes, with a kick."

The public (age 21-plus) is invited to the launch party beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27 at Maine Craft Distilling, 101 Fox St. in Portland's East Bayside neighborhood. If you're one of the first 100 guests AND you're dressed in blue (note, bluejeans do NOT count) you'll get a free Maine Craft Distilling shot glass. The bluegrass "Blueshine Band" will play beginning at 5 p.m.

Owner Luke Davidson open the distillery in July, focused on creating spirits with historic distilling methods. “We’re dedicated to using locally sourced ingredients in all of our products, and Blueshine is a perfect example of that,” said Davidson of the distillery’s newest release. “We add Maine blueberries and maple syrup to moonshine made from locally grown barley for a product that’s all Maine.”

Other Maine Craft Distilling products currently available are Chesuncook Botanical Spirit, Alchemy Gin, Ration Rum, and Black Cap Vodka. Queequeg Spiced Rum and 50 Mile Whiskey will be released in the future.
 

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Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.

Meredith can be contacted at 791-6332 or mgoad@pressherald.com
On Twitter: @meredithgoad


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