A Maine Tradition
As legend has it, Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy first entered Maine in the late 1960s and became a favorite among the downeast fishermen. Looking for a way to warm themselves both inside and out, they'd add a splash of Allen's to their coffee. Going back hundreds of years, brandy was enjoyed not only for its taste, but for its medicinal purposes, so it makes sense that fishermen would be drawn to it.
Today, Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy is the #1 selling spirit in Maine, enjoyed at home, in local neighborhood pubs, and upscale Portland cocktail bars. Allen's and milk, widely known as the Sombrero, is a true staple and a part of every Maine bartender's repertoire.
Allen's has become a true symbol of Maine, making its way into local cuisine from gourmet doughnuts to indulgent gelato.