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February 22, 2011

Sloop Betty on the rocks, with a twist

sloopIt's been almost 40 years since anyone in Maryland was licensed to distill spirits.

Coming very soon, though -- Sloop Betty vodka.

Jill Rosen has the story about the fledgling Blackwater Distillings, over in Stevensville.

And after vodka, what's next for Blackwater? Gin, flavored vodkas, and, down the road, rye, Rosen tells me.

Baltimore Sun photo/Karl Merton Ferron

Posted by Richard Gorelick at 10:48 AM | | Comments (3)


when and where can i buy some?

I look forward to buying a real local craft produced rye. Till then I'll have to hope no one sees me as I get my plastic jug of Pikesville.

and it looks to have kosher certification. They should try to get it into some synagogues for Purim.

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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