Before World War II, Maryland was home to more than 40 distilleries, which made Maryland-style rye
December 14, 2021
Ashlie D. Stevens
In 2020, hundreds of cars containing thousands of masked passengers formed a start-stop line from the entrance to Sagamore Spirit all the way to I-95. The customers spent the morning inching closer and closer to the Baltimore distillery, where samples of their three-and-a-half-year-old rye whiskey were on offer a full year before it would be fully aged.
Sagamore Spirit isn’t the only distillery to have released a whiskey product that would be considered “adolescent.” For instance, Kentucky’s Buffalo Trace has their White Dog, a 125-proof nod to the moonshines that came before it, while Hudson New York Corn Whiskey was the foundation for the company’s “Baby Bourbon.”
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