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Black Squirrel Distillery releases Mapleshine

Mapleshine-Buffalo-NY-1Black Squirrel Distillery has come up with its latest spirits offering – Mapleshine. The craft spirit is along the lines of moonshine, and is made from New York State sourced maple syrup. By developing the product, using a NYS indigenous ingredient, Black Squirrel continues to capitalize on a new class* of spirit, which varies from many of the competing spirits on the market.

The unaged spirit is the second product offering launched by the distillery – the first offering released was a rum style spirit that also uses New York State sourced maple (using a copper pot still and aged in oak).

“We continue our tradition of innovation with the release of Mapleshine, yet another product that we meticulously ferment and distill by hand at our facility,” said partner Jason Schwinger.

“As a New York Farm Distillery, our goal is to create high quality spirits using New York State agricultural products—in this case maple syrup from local producers,” adds co-founder Matthew Pelkey.

Black Squirrel Distillery is located at the corner of Elmwood and Amherst Street. Stay tuned to Facebook for future tasting dates, and look for Mapleshine in select liquor stores in the region.

Black Squirrel Distillery | 1595 Elmwood Avenue | Buffalo, NY | (716) 249-1122 | Open by Appointment

Follow Black Squirrel Distillery on Twitter at @BlackSQRL or on Facebook (FB/BlackSquirrelDistillery). For more information, visit

*Class D Farm Distillery License


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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