Two cops find a moonshine still… It sounds like the setup for a bad joke but that’s the actual backstory of Maryland’s latest craft distillery, Blue Dyer.
While at first blush it might seem like an odd pairing, a background in law enforcement turns out to be extremely helpful in setting up a spirits company.
“Our job beforehand was interpreting massive amount of laws and rules and standard operating procedures, and then applying them,” says Walker Dunbar, an active cop and one of its two founders. “We’re used to reading overly complicated legal writing, and reducing it down. We joke about it regularly—we’re just trading one rule book for another.” Read more