Maggie’s Farm Rum Opens New Production Distillery

Allegheny Distilling, the producer of Maggie’s Farm Rum and Personal Day Vodka Hard Seltzer, announces the grand opening of a new 22,0000-square-foot production distillery in Upper Saint Clair, Pennsylvania, approximately 10 miles southwest of the company’s original distillery in Pittsburgh’s Strip District neighborhood.

“I saw the importance of ownership and investing in ourselves to preserve our future,” said Tim Russell, founder and head distiller of Maggie’s Farm Rum. “Our customers’ continued support through one of the toughest small business climates in history gave me the confidence to take a much bigger step on a property than planned and build out a state-of-the-art distillery in a space that should support our growth for many more years.”

The state-of-the-art facility boasts two floors, meticulously renovated to accommodate a new custom-designed 3,000-liter copper pot still, over 6,000 gallons of fermentation capacity, and ample barrel storage. With exponential demand for its premium spirits, Allegheny Distilling recognized the necessity for expansion past its former facility’s 3,000-square-foot space and 1,000-liter still production.

Furthermore, the new distillery also features a 40-can-per-minute canning line to grow Allegheny Distilling’s Personal Day brand, a real juice vodka hard seltzer, launched in 2021.

Maggie’s Farm is now poised to meet nationwide demand, as distribution increases across the United States. Maggie’s Farm distribution has also increased its distribution footprint to North Carolina via Dorado Rock and in Minnesota via Bourget Imports this month. Maggie’s Farm rums are currently available in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Delaware, Washington, D.C, Tennessee, Georgia, Illinois, and Oklahoma. Products are also available via special order in California and New York through Liberation Distribution.

“I’m incredibly grateful for our steadfast banking partners who shared our vision and provided the financial backing necessary for this endeavor. Maintaining our ownership structure was paramount, and with their support, we’ve achieved just that,” Russell added.

Jointly financed by Enterprise Bank and the Regional Development Funding Corporation with the SBA, the total investment for this project nears $5,000,000, including a full-service restaurant and cocktail bar positioned on the second floor of the facility overlooking the distillery production floor.

While production of spirits has shifted to the new Upper St. Clair distillery, the original Smallman Street distillery in Pittsburgh’s Strip District continues retail and drink service operations as normal while still serving as a barrelhouse for the aging of rums. The original still and barrel racks for the rear rickhouse are still on display behind the cocktail bar.

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