The Champagne of Maine by Martin Connelly | The Morning News

Nick Arciaga for The Morning News

Nick Arciaga for The Morning News

The top-selling spirit in Maine for more than two decades is a coffee-flavored brandy, something that could be straight out of early medicine texts. A search for the origins of a Maine staple, in the northern woods and waterfronts.

Served straight, Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy smells like coffee. On the palate it starts saccharine sweet, then moves through coffee notes, and ends up somewhere sharper than a port. It’s boozy, and at 60 proof, tastes like it could get you drunk.

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