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Taste of Success: Allegheny Distilling Rum Wins "Best of Class"

By Liz Petoniak / Photography By Michael Fornataro | April 01, 2015
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American Craft Spirits

Where can you go to find America’s best rum?

Look no further! Allegheny Distilling, located in the historical Strip District, has been awarded the “Best of Class” award for its Queen’s Share Double Barrel rum by The American Craft Spirits Association at the 2nd Annual Convention and Judging of American Craft Spirits.

The distillery, best known for its Maggie’s Farm Rum, was the first craft rum distillery in Pennsylvania since the Prohibition era. “Pittsburgh doesn’t have much, if any, rum history and no one really associates it with that,” says Tim Russell of Allegheny Distilling. “We are associated with hard work and a cultural renaissance. So it feels really good to be a part of that.”

The award-winning Queen’s Share reserve rum, made from Maggie’s Farm cane rum, is bottled at cask strength and stored up to one year in American oak barrels. Final finishes include bourbon, rye whiskey, double-barrel, and unaged. Made entirely from scratch, all spirits are pot-distilled for maximum body and flavor with the distillery’s Spanish-made copper still. Stop in for a tasting of the nation’s very best!

Allegheny Distilling, LLC, 3212A Smallman St., Strip District. 412.709.6480. maggiesfarmrum.com.

— Erin Powell

Article from Edible Allegheny at http://edibleallegheny.ediblecommunities.com/drink/taste-success-allegheny-distilling-rum-wins-best-class
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