Welcome to Blackwater Distilling
February of 2008 saw the launch of the Eastern Shore-based Blackwater Distilling in what became Maryland's first fully licensed beverage alcohol distillery in nearly 40 years. Founded by brothers Christopher and Jonathan Cook, the craft distillery began production of its inaugural hand-crafted vodka, Sloop Betty, in the spring of 2011. More super- premium products, including a gin and whiskey, are planned for future release. Sloop Betty is available throughout Maryland, and Washington, DC, with increasing coverage as production capacity expands.
Sloop Betty's ingredients are all kosher and organic certified (USDA processor/handler organic certification pending). The wheat and sugar cane distillate blend elevates Sloop Betty to a super premium standard. The water used is from Maryland aquifers and is nationally recognized for its purity and excellence in taste.
In addition to the ingredients, much of the emphasis in crafting Sloop Betty rests squarely with the filtration process. From a craft distilling point of view, special care is given to leave in the desirable taste elements and filter out undesirable ones so that the essence of the raw materials carries through to the taste profile. Smooth, with a crisp undertone, the pure, natural ingredients of a small batch vodka come through as you savor every delicious drop. Designed with both vodka connoisseurs and those new to the pleasure of the cocktail hour, Sloop Betty can be enjoyed alone or mixed in a drink.
P.S. Check out our flagship product, Sloop Betty!