Sagamore Spirit Expands Distribution to California

BALTIMORE — Award-winning Sagamore Spirit rye whiskey is now available in the Golden State, the fast-growing distillery has announced. Distributed by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Sagamore Spirit’s Signature 83-Proof and Cask Strength rye whiskies are now rolling into retail outlets throughout California.

California marks the 31st state to carry the spirit as it continues its quest to bring a taste of its Maryland-style rye whiskey to the entire country. Slightly sweeter than other styles of rye, it’s smooth enough to sip on its own or enjoy in your favorite cocktails.

“It’s no secret we’re proud of what we make down here in Baltimore, and we’re even prouder to share it with the rest of the world,” said Sagamore Spirit President Brian Treacy. “Our partnership with Southern Glazer’s is a big step for us in California, where people know a thing or two about adult beverages, and are going to love what we bring to the bottle.”

Maryland was once home to more than 40 distilleries before Prohibition and World War II. Sagamore Spirit is proud to be among a growing corps of distillers leading a local whiskey renaissance, and restoring their home state’s rightful place in America’s whiskey-making heritage. Since opening last year on Baltimore’s Port Covington waterfront, the Sagamore Spirit distillery and tasting room has hosted tours for more than 30,000 visitors.

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About Sagamore Spirit

Sagamore Spirit opened its award-winning five-acre waterfront distillery campus in Baltimore in April 2017. Since then, over 30,000 guests have visited the campus and tasted the brand’s 15-time award-winning rye whiskies. Each batch of whiskey is made with pure spring-fed Maryland water. The distillation team blends two different rye mash bills – a high rye and a low rye – and then adds limestone-filtered spring water transported 22 miles from Sagamore Farm, to create an 83 proof Maryland-style rye whiskey. 100 percent of Sagamore Rye is cut to proof with this distinct water. Sagamore Spirit also offers a Cask Strength whiskey that is 112 – 114 proof. Sagamore Spirit is committed to putting Maryland back on the map as the premier distiller of rye whiskey.