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Ned Wight

New England Distilling
Portland, ME
Ned is the founder and distiller at New England Distilling in Portland, Maine. He is a sixth generation distiller, whose family began producing rye whiskey in Maryland back in the 1850’s. Ned has been brewing and distilling professionally and otherwise for more than 20 years. He honed his skills as Head Brewer at Allagash Brewing Company, also in Portland, it was during his time there that Ned began to formulate a plan to open a craft-distillery in Portland. New England Distilling produces 3 award winning spirits: Ingenium Gin, Eight Bells Rum, and Gunpowder Rye Whiskey.