WALL OF APPRECIATION

During Tavern construction, we came up with the idea of a ‘Wall of Appreciation’ for the supporters who helped our business grow. We’re now in the process of building a display for those names. Here’s the cool part – the build gave us the chance to add more space. If you would like to be a part of it or want to add someone, now’s the chance! Your name will be etched on an easily visible location in the Tavern. Names will be labeled as Friends of Blackwater Distilling. This is your chance to make a permanent mark on the Tavern! $75 USD.

Wall of Appreciation

SPIRITS SPOTLIGHT

At Blackwater Distilling, vodka is more than a tasteless, odorless spirit – it’s a passion. Our award-winning Sloop Betty Vodka stands apart thanks to a commitment to natural ingredients.

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Sloop Betty Vodka

Tavern Hours | Indoor & Outdoor Seating | To-Go & Curbside Retail

COVID-19 Requirements

The business and tavern staff is following all of Queen Anne’s County COVID-19 requirements. We must adhere to these rules so please be patient with us during these trying times.

  • Sunday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

  • Monday – Wednesday: 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm

  • Friday and Saturday: 11:00 am to Midnight

Blackwater Distilling is able to sell craft beer and cocktail growlers, along with our bottled spirits including vodka and whiskey, with curbside pick-up from the tavern just off Route 50 but distillery tours are still suspended. The Tavern is now open inside and out with expanded outdoor seating. We must follow Queen Anne’s County COVID-19 regulations, including 50% capacity seating.

For cocktail and beer growler fills, we now offer 64oz growler purchases for an additional $5, or bring your own and we’ll fill it. Call us to order or ask any questions: 443-249-3123. You may also email us at info@blackwaterdistilling.com. We will soon have our online store setup with to-go and curbside options!

Hand Sanitizer Production

“Early in March our production manager mentioned that we should start looking into how to make hand sanitizer,” said Blackwater Distilling partner Chris Cook. “It wasn’t long after that we began hearing reports that sanitizer was in low supply. The recipe is pretty simple, and ten days later we had a batch of high-octane sanitizer.”

The sanitizer produced by Blackwater Distilling follows World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines and includes glycerin to help prevent chapped hands. The alcohol content, per WHO direction, is 80% – much higher than typical consumer grade sanitizer.

EXCEPTIONALLY CRAFTED AND REMARKABLY REBELLIOUS.

We are Maryland’s spirit.

Lifelong Marylanders, we started Blackwater Distilling in 2008 because we were irresistibly drawn to our state’s unique distilling history.

Before Prohibition, Maryland produced what was widely regarded to be the nation’s finest whiskey, a distinct style called Maryland Rye. During the 13 years of Prohibition, Maryland’s enterprising farmers continued to turn their plentiful harvests into high-proof “swamp lightning” in stills hidden among the coves, inlets and marshes of the Chesapeake. Oystermen and crabbers smuggled the “good stuff” up and down the Bay, evading Federal Revenue agents and the Coast Guard, finding safe haven among the close-lipped communities that lined the tidewater.

Today, as Maryland’s first fully licensed distillery to open since the early 1970’s, we are committed to cultivating that independent spirit by making distinctive craft spirits that stand apart from the crowd, using the most exceptional ingredients, and furthering our rich Chesapeake Bay heritage. Few times in life does one truly have the opportunity to ‘pioneer’ an old way of life. We hope you’ll join us on the adventure!

Christopher Cook & Jonathan Cook

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:

“Gold Medal, Best Vodka in Show”

New York World Wine & Spirits Competition

“94 Points” 

Tasting Panel Magazine

This is the smoothest, best vodka I’ve ever had. It’s now the only one I drink. I drive from NY to MD once a year to stock up.
Highly recommended!!

Susan Mare Jacob, Facebook Review

Blackwater Distillery was awesome, a must do if you are in Maryland. Staff is so knowledgeable and walked us through the making of each vodka and rum. Brought our puppy and had an amazing time learning about the process, the use of all natural ingredients and the passion behind it all! Left with two bottles!!!

Heather Votor, Facebook Review - Distillery Tour

Let me say…

My significant other and I have done many stops on the Bourbon Trail. We love distillery tours and seeing how each place differs.

We were in Baltimore for a weekend in April and our last day was just a rainy mess. I was looking for anything to do and came across the Blackwater distillery… And it was open on a Sunday.

We showed up and spent nearly 2 hours there learning about their process, being bribed to come back and help bottle, and tasting all their wonderful small batch liquors. We ended up buying Sloop Betty and Coffee Rum… And then a bunch of gear. I wear that hoodie every work weekend, when I wish I was drinking instead.

The guy working that day was. Incredibly knowledgeable and loves his job.

If we are ever back in the area, hopefully we will get to stop by the new place!

Nicole Marie, Facebook Review - Distillery Tour
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