Make Mine from Maine

A specially curated cocktail party featuring 15 craft distillers from all over Maine who will share their favorite drinks with you. Sip with us waterside at the Pilot House Boathouse and enjoy an early evening of drinks, nibbles, and conversation. Live music by Joel Thetford.

Participating distillers include:
Chadwick’s Craft Spirits
Hardshore Distilling Company
Liquid Riot Bottling Co.
Maine Craft Distilling
Maine Distillers
New England Distilling
Northern Maine Distilling Co.
Round Turn Distilling
Sebago Lake Distillery
Spirits of Maine Distillery
Splitrock Distilling
Stroudwater Distillery
Sweetgrass Winery & Distillery
Tree Spirits of Maine
Wiggly Bridge Distillery


Maine Spirits


Joel Thetford

Raised in the shadow of Billy Bob’s, one of Texas’s legendary honky tonks, Joel Thetford grew up in Fort Worth listening to the sounds of classic country radio and the wide variety of rock and roll, blues, and folk music that the Texas scene provided. His career as a bull-rider landed him eventually in Stephenville, where the Texas Country scene was booming. With acts like Gary Stewart, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Robert Earl Keen, making regular stops in town, those were Joel’s earliest and strongest influences as he began writing songs.

Joel has become a fixture in the songwriting community, and has shared the stage with such acts as The Ghost Of Paul Revere, Hayley Thompson-King, Elijah Ocean, These Wild Plains, The Mallett Brothers Band, The Alternate Roots, Barns Courtney, John Craigie, King Kyote, Tigerman Woah, Hannah Daman and the Martelle Sisters, Town Meeting, Max Carcia Conover, Chris Ross and the North, and many more.

Joel’s debut album “Here I Go” was released in the summer of 2015. Joel’s 2nd album “The Outer Bank” was recorded and produced by 2017 New England Music award winning producer of the year Jonathan Wyman at The Halo, and mastered by Grammy award winning Dave Collins in Los Angeles.  Joel’s 3rd album “Broken Things” recorded and produced by Jonathan Wyman and mastered by Grammy award winning Adam Ayan was released spring of 2018.