Blackwater Distilling™, Inc. (“Blackwater”), Maryland’s oldest craft distillery, today announced its Summer Distillery Day 2014, to be held Saturday, July 19 from 12-6pm at the distillery.
The event will feature other local vendors, including food by Kent Island-based It’s the Pits BBQ, fresh Chesapeake Gold and Holy Grail oysters by Hoopers Island Oyster Aquaculture Co., coffee by Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company, and Sloop Betty cocktails by Moveable Mixtures. The cost of entrance is $5, which includes a tour and tasting. Food and drinks can be ordered à la carte, and the entrance fee can be put toward the purchase of a bottle from the distillery store (one ticket per bottle). Tickets can be purchased using the “Book It!” button on www.blackwaterdistilling.com or by clicking here >
“It’s always been our goal to support local businesses, whether that’s by sourcing ingredients like corn and honey from the Eastern Shore or by giving other businesses a platform by which to gain a little more exposure,” said CEO Christopher Cook. “We hope we can make these parties a regular seasonal occurrence and give people a fun excuse to spend a little time on Kent Island.”
Blackwater Distilling is located at 184 Log Canoe Circle, Stevensville, MD 21666. Heading east on US-50, take the first exit after the Bay Bridge and turn left. Turn left at the next light onto Skipjack Road, and then left onto Log Canoe Circle.
Blackwater Distilling is located in the second set of buildings on the right. Parking is available.
Make a day of it! Blackwater Distilling is also located adjacent to Terrapin Beach Park, full of excellent walking and biking trails and a beach on the Chesapeake.
About Blackwater Distilling
Founded in 2008, Blackwater Distilling™, Inc. is Maryland’s oldest craft distillery and the first distillery to produce in the state since 1972. Blackwater was founded on a vision of reviving Maryland’s distinguished distilling heritage by crafting premium-quality spirits using the finest ingredients and supporting local farms and businesses in the process.
About Sloop Betty Vodka
Blackwater Distilling’s flagship product is Sloop Betty, a premium, handcrafted vodka. Sloop Betty marries the crisp floral notes of organic wheat spirit with the delicate, creamy mouthfeel and residual sweetness of organic sugar cane spirit.
Sloop Betty vodka was named Best Vodka in Show at the New York World Wine and Spirits Competition in 2012 and has earned a 94-point rating from The Tasting Panel magazine, 91 points and a gold medal from the Beverage Testing Institute and a gold medal from TheFiftyBest.com.
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