Sagamore Spirit announced it will open its new Port Covington distillery at 301 E. Cromwell St. to the public on Friday, April 21st. It will offer tours on the opening weekend from 10am to 6pm. The tours will be 45 minutes in length and will include tastings of three different expressions of Sagamore Rye.
“This is an exciting moment for Sagamore Spirit, and we are thrilled to share it with the city of Baltimore,” said Brian Treacy, president of Sagamore Spirit, in a press release. “Our team will continue to work hard to restore Maryland’s distilling heritage, and put our state back on the map as the premier distiller of rye whiskey.”
Sagamore Development is currently putting the finishing touches on the four-building Sagamore Spirit campus. The new Port Covington distillery includes a 27,000 sq. ft. distillery building; a 22,000 sq. ft. processing building; a two-story 13,000 sq. ft. restaurant with an event space that will open in mid-2017 and be run by Chef Andrew Carmelli; and a 2,000 sq. ft. support building, all of which will surround a green courtyard space. There will also be a 120-ft. water tower which will hold water from Sagamore Farm’s limestone spring, which was the inspiration for Sagamore Spirit. The distillery will be surrounded by Sagamore Development’s East Waterfront Park.
The design includes many elements from Sagamore Farm including red roofs and gray brick, modeled after the farm’s horse stables. Sagamore Spirit will anchor the East Waterfront District in Sagamore Development’s 266-acre Port Covington Master Plan.
Sagamore Spirit is the first new-construction project at Port Covington and the third overall building to open. It joins City Garage, where Sagamore Spirit is temporarily based, and Under Armour’s Building 37. Construction on a new Port Covington bike path is currently in process and Phase I of Under Armour’s new 50-acre campus is expected to begin this year.
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Renderings courtesy of Ayers Saint Gross