This article was first published on DC Refined.
Most trips to Baltimore involve meandering around the city’s waterfront, taking in sights from the touristy Inner Harbor to historic Fells Point. Or maybe hitting up an Orioles game if the season is right. But if you’re looking for something a little different on your next trip up to Charm City, make a stop at the Sagamore Spirit Distillery and accompanying Rye Street Tavern.
Co-founded in 2012 by Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank (also a Baltimore-based company), Sagamore Spirit deals in rye whiskey, which has a long history in Maryland. Sagamore Spirit is named after Plank’s thoroughbred horse farm, located about a half-hour away in Reisterstown, Maryland. Along with providing inspiration for the name, Sagamore Farm is also where you’ll find the spring water used in blending the whiskey, making for a truly Baltimore spirit. The whiskey might be fairly new, but that springhouse was built back in 1909—a date you’ll see printed across the whiskey bottles and around the distillery.
Travis moved to D.C. in 2007 has written about the city's diverse food scene for a number of outlets over the years, including Eater DC, Washington City Paper, Washingtonian and DCist, where he was formerly the food editor.