Sagamore Spirit, a Baltimore-based whiskey company, has opened its waterfront distillery on East Cromwell Street in Port Covington.
The Sagamore Spirit Distillery campus sits on five acres of waterfront property on the banks of the Patapsco River. The 22,000 square-foot Distillery Building houses the world’s only handmade 40-foot mirrored finished copper column still, made by Vendome Copper in Lousiville, Kentucky.
The still took twelve people 1,200 hours to make and is “continuous,” maintaining a constant state of distillation. The distillery features a 250-gallon copper pot still, used for research and development, seasonal releases, and new spirit expressions. The Distillery Building also holds nine 6,500-gallon fermenting tanks, an 8,000-gallon beer well, and a 6,000-gallon mash cooker – all made in the United States.
“We are proud to call the City of Baltimore our home. Our team will continue to work hard to provide an incredible visitor experience, celebrate Maryland’s distilling heritage, and showcase what a great destination Charm City can be. We want to put Maryland back on the map as the premier distiller of rye whiskey.”
– Brian Treacy, President of Sagamore Spirit
The 27,000 square-foot Processing Building holds Sagamore’s state-of-the-art bottling line, barrel filler, and barrel dump trough. Ten 1,000-gallon proofing and gauging tanks reside on the second floor of the Processing Building, and unique spring-fed water from Sagamore Farm is added to each batch of whiskey during this process.
Regularly scheduled tours are now available and will cost $15. Tours can be booked online through the Sagamore Spirit website.
Sagamore Spirit expects to welcome more than 100,000 visitors annually at its retail and visitor center for daily tours and tastings. The distillery campus will also include a two-story restaurant and event space, scheduled to open this fall.
For more information, visit SagamoreSpirit.com.