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Fireball Cinnamon Whisky expanded production to add jobs

Boston Brands of Maine, the maker of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, has announced it is expanding production hours of the popular spirit and adding jobs.

LEWISTON, Maine — The maker of one of Maine's top-selling spirits is bringing new jobs to Lewiston. 

Boston Brands of Maine, the maker of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, is expanding production hours. They will now go to a 24/7 operation. This is expected to create 46 full-time jobs.

Boston Brands of Maine is owned by Sazerac, a privately-owned company headquartered in New Orleans.

In an email to the Portland Press Herald, Sazerac spokeswoman Kristie Wooldridge said the Lewiston facility had been running three shifts five days a week.

“We are now moving to a 24/7 production schedule, which requires four shifts to run alternating 12-hour shifts seven days a week,” she said. “The 46 people we are adding will make up the new fourth shift team.”

It was only last year that Boston Brands announced a $4 million expansion of the bottling plant located on Saratoga Street in Lewiston. 

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In 2018 Fireball Cinnamon Whisky overtook Allen's Coffee Brandy as the number one spirit sold in Maine. 

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