A Day on the Trail: Grand Opening of Maryland’s Sagamore Spirit Distillery

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Sagamore Spirit Distillery is the brainchild of Co-Founders Kevin Plank and Bill McDermond. Kevin Plank is the Founder, CEO and Chairman of apparel maker Under Armour…When you visit the distillery you will see that everything is top notch from the ground up. Sagamore Spirit enlisted the help of industry veteran Larry Ebersold, the former master distiller at Seagram’s (now known as MGP) in Lawrenceburg, Indiana to design the distillery.  Before you enter the distillery building you’ll see a large column still shining through the glass. Once you get inside you’ll discover the reason the still stands out so much is that is has a mirror finish, a feature Sagamore says is the “worlds’ only 40-foot mirrored finished copper column still.” If you like copper you’ll love this baby. It’s a 40′ tall, 24″ diameter mirror finished copper column still with 19 plates manufactured by Vendome Copper & Brass Works. The 3,700 lb. still took a dozen craftsmen over 1,200 hours to build. (I’ll bet 25% of that was just to buff out the mirror finish.)
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