Maryland’s largest independent city, Baltimore, is renowned for its prominent seaport that has a long and rich history. Because of its fascinating history and culture, almost every third building in this city is registered on the National Register. There are many attractions in the city that are sure to keep you on your toes. Some of them are American Visionary Art Museum, MECU Pavilion, Washington Monument, Star Spangled Banner Flag House, and The Charles Theatre. But what’s more interesting is the number of amazing distilleries that are located in the city. So, when you are out and about in the city, make sure to check out some of the best distilleries in Baltimore, Maryland.
1. Louthan Distilling
A Baltimore distillery, Louthan Distilling is run by father-daughter duo Len and Kelsey Louthan, who are known for using locally sourced ingredients for their premium whiskey. This nano-distillery is set in a warehouse of Lauraville, where homemade stills are used to prepare for the whiskey-making process. Before the whiskey is filled in the bottles, it is stored in jars and are made to age perfectly using oak chips. Take a tour of the production and preparation process and also taste the final outcome of the whiskey while you’re here.
Address: 3005 Montebello Terrace, Baltimore, MD 21214, United States
Website: Louthan Distilling
2. Bullshine Distillery
When two friends, Wayne Kramer and Ken Sheets, decided to make something new, something way better than Moonshine, resulted in Bullshine Distillery. Art, culture, and quality are what the owners of Bullshine Distillery believe in when it comes to preparing the whiskey. All the ingredients used in making the spirit are of the best quality. After the process of mashing, fermenting, and distilling, the whiskey turns out to be flavorful and smooth. Make sure to take a tour of the production process and also enjoy tasting the fine whiskey. Bullshine Distillery is definitely worth a visit.
Address: 4401 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224, United States
Website: Bullshine Distillery
3. Old Line Spirits
Opened in 2018, Old Line Spirits is a classic taproom that is set in an expansive distillery renowned for offering a range of experimental cocktails and classic spirits. This cocktail lounge, along with the distillery, focuses on preparing the best quality aged Caribbean rum and American single malt whiskey. Not just that, because of the finest spirits that they make, Old Line Spirits has been voted as the “Best Baltimore Distillery”. Along with the creative cocktails and fine spirits, Old Line Spirits also offer the best global wines and local beers at the cocktail lounge.
Old Line Spirits
Address: 200 S Janney St, Baltimore, MD 21224, United States
Website: Old Line Spirits
Opening hours: Thu - Fri: 3pm - 7pm; Sat: 12pm - 6pm (closed from Sun - Wed)
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4. Baltimore Spirits Company
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
An award-winning distillery, Baltimore Spirits Company is headed by Baltimore residents - Eli Breitburg-Smith, Max Lents, and Ian Newton. This distillery is famous for producing spirits, namely, Shot Tower Gin, 1904 Ginger Apple Liqueur, and Baltimore Epoch Straight Rye Whiskey among others. The inspiration needed to create the spirits is mostly from the history, arts, heritage, food, and culture of the city. While here, take a tour and taste everything from apple liqueur, gin, Camaro, and more. The best part of Baltimore Spirits Company is the tours and tasting offered here are free of charge and takes place on Saturday afternoons.
Baltimore Spirits Company
Address: 1700 W 41st St #430, Baltimore, MD 21211, United States
Website: Baltimore Spirits Company
Opening hours: Wed - Sat: 12pm - 8pm; Sun: 12pm - 6pm (closed on Mon - Tue)
Situated by the waterfront, Sagamore Spirit Distillery in Baltimore is a premium distillery renowned for producing the finest rye whiskey Maryland has to offer. Headed by the CEO, Kevin Plank, this distillery sits on a 5-acre (2 hectares) land and offers quite a unique experience for the patrons, where they get to take a walk through the hallway of interactive exhibits that tells the story about the makings of rye whiskey in Maryland. You can also get a chance to taste the whiskey, eat whiskey chocolates, as well as tour the production facility. The whiskey here is prepared with spring water. While here, you can enjoy a nice drink while relaxing by the patio.
Baltimore Rye Whiskey Distillery Tasting 1-Hour Tour
Duration: 1 hour
Enjoy a myriad of flavors
You might have drunk a classic whiskey in your day-to-day life, but once in a while, you will come across a whiskey that bursts with a plethora of flavors that are fruity, spicy, and floral. And this whiskey that you try is curated by some amazing connoisseurs of liquor who make sure they make their drinks with the utmost passion. They manufacture the best drinks and serve them throughout the city. So, make sure to head to the aforementioned distilleries on your visit to Baltimore, Maryland.
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