a WILD JOURNEY
We are on a journey that revolves around reconnecting with the LAND, to our HERITAGE, our PASSIONS, our COMMUNITY, and our FRIENDS + FAMILY alike.
This quest to forge a new path is our effort toward creating a more fulfilling life, to make instead of consume, to give instead of take, to be present in the moment instead of living in the past or worrying about the future.
We are a husband + wife team and life-long Maine natives. Wild Bevy grew from our desire to consciously craft products that are responsibly foraged, to support our local land + aquatic agricultural industries, while creating authentic, garden to glass, Maine-inspired spirits.
This image from the 1920s prohibition era is one that has intrigued us for years. Our grandfather, Arthur (center with a jug of what we presume to be homemade hooch) and his seemingly not so enthused wife Ruth (the lovely lady with the disapproving glare), together with friends and family, share a moment in time, on a rock, in a place that it is ironically close to a cluster of islands off the coast of southern Maine where we too have gathered with friends and family to play, to celebrate, to relax + escape. It also happens to be in the same region where we now forage for the beach rose pedals that are used in our flagship Tulsi Rose gin.
We never fully understood what was drawing us to this place...but we do now. The connection is innate. We found this exact rock a few years ago, and someday we plan to recreate this image with our closest family and friends. We too want to capture a moment in time, the essence of a place, then put it in a bottle to share with the world!
Dexter (D-Corp) is not only our in house architect, engineer, steel fab figurer, troubleshooter, consultant, and council - he's also Michael's father and son of Arthur + Ruth from the vintage picture on the rocks! When you look around the distillery at all the custom steel work, know that this guy did all the design, calculations, hand renderings, coordinating + ordering that made the beautiful steel beams, staircases + mezzanine the incredible feats of engineering and ART that they are!
We are so proud to have designed this building and entire space on our own, but the true accolades go to D-Corp, because he put it all on paper and helped us to bring it to life.
WILD BEVY DISTILLING
Live WILD + Drink RESPONSIBLY
By definition, BEVY (\ˈbe-vē\) refers to a large collection of birds, most notably a group of Quail.
For us, BEVY refers to a group of like-minded people, a community, a family, those looking to commune while enjoying libations and all this wonderful place has to offer.
BEVY is also the universally recognized term for a cocktail or alcoholic beverage. Though the drink term is typically spelled BEVVY, we're rolling with our version for this double entendre.
What's WILD about WILD BEVY?
Well, everything really! It's the wild botanicals that lend such unique flavor profiles and herbaceous notes to our spirits, subtle and nuanced at times, but always complex + invigorating. It's a means for us to pay homage to the natural environment that has shaped our lives and our products. It's an experience intentionally designed to be shared together with the ones you care for most - your friends, your family, your BEVY. CHEERS!