Baltimore’s newest whiskey distillery is officially open for public tours and rye whiskey tastings.
Sagamore Spirit received an overwhelming response by guests its opening weekend, reporting on Twitter that tours quickly sold out.
As Maryland works to bring its strong distilling heritage back to the state, Sagamore Spirit’s design team aimed to enhance this revitalization and help put the Sagamore brand on the map in Baltimore. The new building’s lighting system needed to welcome guests and highlight the distilling process while making the distillery’s presence visible along the waterfront and I-95. The Lighting Practice worked with architectural firm Ayers Saint Gross to develop the lighting system for the distillery and processing buildings. The team designed the exterior façade lighting, site lighting, and water tower lighting. Inside, they illuminated the front of house and retail spaces, as well as the visitor center, whiskey stills, and the tasting rooms.
Sagamore Spirit is just one of several new buildings to be constructed in Baltimore’s Port Covington area. According to the Baltimore Sun article below, the full project will “… include a new headquarters campus for Under Armour as well as offices, residences, stores and recreational amenities such as trails and fields at an estimated total cost of $5.5 billion.”
Tours of the 22,000-square-foot distillery take visitors through the distilling process. The tasting room offers guests the opportunity to try Sagamore’s rye whiskey. Bottles are also available for sale, and a restaurant and event space are expected to open this fall.
Sagamore Spirit debuts its Port Covington distillery
The Baltimore Sun | April 2017
Sagamore Spirit, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank’s whiskey company, showed off its new distillery along the Patapsco River on Thursday, as the facility prepares to open to the public on Friday.
The Sagamore Spirit Distillery, located at 301 E. Cromwell St., is the first new building in the Port Covington development envisioned by Plank and his private real estate firm, Sagamore Development Co. The project is to include a new headquarters campus for Under Armour as well as offices, residences, stores and recreational amenities such as trails and fields at an estimated total cost of $5.5 billion.
The distillery will be open daily for tours and tastings of the Sagamore Rye whiskey it began selling last May.
The tour will take guests on an hourlong walk through the whiskey-making process, starting in a visitors center featuring a history wall that tells the story of distilling in Maryland.