On this episode of UnCapped, host Chris Sands is in dialog with Max Lents, cofounder of Baltimore Spirits Firm. He caught us up on what they’ve been as much as, their soon-to-open cocktail lounge, and introduced their “Mix Your Personal Tour Expertise.”
Inform us in regards to the excursions you’re providing.
Our excursions are going to be very totally different. Traditionally, we’ve solely accomplished excursions on Saturdays, they usually had been free, sort of pop in on the prime of the hour, and whoever’s round who desires to do a tour, we do a tour. Fairly than doing essentially the most informal tour doable, we’re going to do the largest 180 that we will. There are solely going to be full expertise excursions. They take about 90 minutes. You’ll join earlier than you are available, you’ll be greeted with a cocktail on the bar, after which we’ll current and train you about not solely the historical past of distilling in America however the historical past of rye whiskey in America and the place Maryland matches in with that and the historical past of Baltimore Spirits Firm with Maryland rye. After we do classroom stuff, we’ll do a full manufacturing tour. We’ll speak about distilling, how we mix our whiskey, bottling, the entire shebang. We don’t have a tasting room within the distillery anymore — it’s only a manufacturing house — and it could blow your thoughts to see what number of barrels now we have in there. We’re simply stacking barrels to the ceiling all over. That’s one of many causes we needed to transfer the tasting bar.
I assume that’s sort of serendipitous as a result of it wouldn’t have been helpful anyway.
Oh yeah. One thing was certain to occur. All issues thought of, that is figuring out OK. So, after the manufacturing tour, you’ll head again to the tasting room, and while you get again in your seats, there will likely be 4 glasses of whiskey put out, 4 variations of Epoch that now we have accessible on the time. There could also be an everyday Epoch, a Laphroaig barrel-finished Epoch, cherry barrel-finished Epoch and a maple barrel-finished.
The maple is nice, and we’ve bought extra of that coming. The Laphroaig is ridiculous, for those who like scotch. So, you’ll attempt all of them, after which in your bottle grasp tag, you’ll write down how you’ll mix them collectively to make your ultimate model of Epic. Perhaps you need half maple, a little bit Laphroaig, and the remaining cherry. Then we’ll truly mix you that bottle, and also you’ll go away with your personal customized mixing of Epic. You get to mix various totally different whiskeys that gained a few of the largest awards within the nation.