A Round Turn is the most simple knot, one complete turn of a rope around an object. Despite its simplicity, it is immensely strong and effective, used to hold even great ships against a dock. But its strength relies on a person holding one end of the rope and applying tension, allowing the forces of friction and torque to work. Distilling is simple, just condensing vapor back to liquid. But with a person applying their senses of smell and taste, this simple process can be harnessed to produce something complex and sublime.
Located in a 150 year-old textile mill on the Saco River 5 miles from the Maine coast, Round Turn Distilling embodies the pragmatism and industriousness of its New England forebears. While the mill once used the waters of the river to power its massive looms, Round Turn uses steam to power its modern, steel and copper still. The still is itself an embodiment of tradition informed by innovation. Built in Etna, Maine, by Trident Stills, it blends the basic principles of the centuries-old pot-still with modern innovations and efficiencies. After all, tradition was once innovation in its time.
About the Distiller
Darren Case, a Maine native, returned home from Brooklyn, NY, in 2014 to start Round Turn Distilling. He was drawn by the community of artists and entrepreneurs in Biddeford, a culture very similar to Brooklyn's. His passion is the moments that bring friends and family together, often gathered around a plate or bottle. He hopes his hard work will produce quality spirits worthy of sharing those moments.
Introducing our flagship product,
Whether we're on vacation or lucky enough to live here, summer in Maine is paradise; we look forward to it all year long and savor every fleeting moment. We share memories of fire flies, sandy feet, the smell of fresh-cut grass and the warm salt water breeze. Whether on the deck, by the pool, on a boat, we think of summer and imagine a cold drink after a long day in the sun.
Bimini Gin is inspired by those warm sunny days. With the clean citrusy flavor of grapefruit zest, coriander, and hops, it's perfect for those refreshing drinks we crave in the summer and that help us imagine warm weather in the winter. Handcrafted and bottled locally, Bimini is a modern American gin that's perfect for your favorite cocktail whether it's a Gin & Tonic, Martini, Negroni, or Tom Collins. Try substituting Bimini Gin for light rum in your favorite tropical drinks.
We recommend the Bimini Special, a recipe inspired by a drink in the Ernest Hemingway novel, "Islands in the Stream". Set amidst the white sands and tall coconut palms of the islands of Bimini in the 1930s, relaxing after a day of marlin fishing the main character sips "a tall drink made of gin, lime juice, green coconut water, and chipped ice with just enough Angostura bitters to give it a rusty, rose color."
Try your own variation and send us the recipe!
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
2 oz Bimini Gin
3 dashes Angostura bitters
4 oz coconut water
A dash of simple syrup
- Combine ingredients with ice
- Shake until cold
- Strain into Collins glass with fresh ice
- Garnish with lime
"a tall drink made of gin, lime juice, green coconut water, and chipped ice with just enough Angostura bitters to give it a rusty, rose color."
47% Alc/Vol | 100% Neutral Spirits Distilled from Grain | Handcrafted by Round Turn Distilling in Biddeford, ME
Tasting Room Menu
A selection of Bimini Gin cocktails from our current and past menus
Join us for delicious cocktails made with Bimini Gin. Try a free sample, stay for a drink, or take home a bottle.
32 Main Street
Building 13W, Suite 103
Biddeford, ME 04005
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Tasting Room Hours
Tuesday 4pm - 9pm
Wednesday 4pm - 9pm
Thursday 4pm - 9pm
Friday 2pm - 10pm
Saturday 2pm - 10pm
Sunday 12pm - 6pm