District Made Spirits, handcrafted in Washington, DC, from locally-sourced heirloom grains, is proud to release its Vodka, Gin, Rye, and Bourbon in Montgomery County, Maryland. The bottles can be found at county stores in Muddy Branch, Kensington, Seneca Meadows, Darnestown, Hampden Lane, Downtown Rockville, Goshen Crossing, Kingview, Silver Spring, Aspen Hill, Walnut Hill, and Clarksburg Village.
District Made Spirits are the essence of Washington, DC, with five adventurous rye-forward spirits true to the hardworking values and terroir of the Mid-Atlantic. District Made Spirits’ five products – Vodka, Gin, Barrel-Rested Gin, Bourbon, and Rye - explore the Abruzzi rye grain’s signature “spice box” of flavors. The certified organic grains come from Land’s End in Chestertown, MD.
NOW AVAILABLE in Montgomery County:
District Made IVY CITY GIN
(88 Proof; 66% Abruzzi Heirloom Rye, 28% Corn, and 6% Malted Rye)
District Made Ivy City Gin showcases the distillery’s signature rye-forward flavors with subtle notes of juniper. Among its ten botanicals are the aromatic Grains of Paradise and Appalachian Allspice, an aromatic shrub indigenous to the eastern half of the United States and cultivated at Land's End Farm in Chestertown, Maryland.
District Made VODKA
(80 Proof; 66% Abruzzi Rye, 28% Corn, 6% Malted Rye)
District Made pot-distilled vodka is big on Mid-Atlantic personality. Crafted from a signature rye-forward mashbill, the heirloom grains yield distinctive notes of vanilla, cream soda, and black pepper. The extra smooth taste and finish are created with charcoal and chill filtering techniques, resulting in a legendary spirit proudly poured.
District Made STRAIGHT RYE WHISKEY
(94 Proof; 57% Abruzzi Rye, 14% Corn, 29% Malted Rye)
District Made Straight Rye Whiskey puts a spin on classic Maryland-style rye while honoring its agricultural history in the region. The mashbill highlights a large portion of heirloom malted rye, bringing darker honeyed toast notes to the signature style's flavor. Sweet hints of rock candy, cherry cola, and spicy cinnamon balance a nuanced spirit.
District Made STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY
(95 Proof; 58% Hickory King Corn, 16% Abruzzi Rye, 8% Hard Red Winter Wheat, 12% Malted Rye, 6% Malted Barley)
District Made Straight Bourbon Whiskey, aged at least four years, showcases Hickory King Corn, grown in the hollows of Virginia since the 1880s. The distinctive style includes two different mashbills, one wheated and one high-rye, age them individually, then marry a few barrels together. The result is a drier, richly textured four-grain spirit proudly poured.
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