Sagamore Spirit Distillery
Sagamore Spirit Distillery
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Wednesday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
About
The Sagamore Spirit Distillery is open Wednesday through Sunday for guided distillery tours and rye whiskey tastings. Located in the heart of Baltimore's Port Covington neighborhood with stunning waterfront views, Sagamore Spirit also offers a full calendar of indoor and outdoor events, including cocktail classes, glass blowing, and waterfront yoga. Sagamore Spirit is recognized internationally for their American Straight Rye Whiskies and is the recipient of over 100 awards for excellence in taste and packaging.
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  • Jim K
    Alexandria, Virginia18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sagamore for the win...
    A fantastic experience in every way. Jake, our tour guide, did a great job of weaving together a well-balanced story about the distilling process, the history of Sagamore, and the connection of Baltimore to Rye Whiskey. The tasting was exceptionally done. Be sure to leave enough time to visit the retail space and grab a cocktail at 1909.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 July 2023
  • Karen S
    Royal Oak, Maryland1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    50th birthday bash
    We celebrated my husband's 50th birthday by taking our family and friends on their distillery tour and a great time was had by all! The tour was limited to 24 people, who had a blast! And the rest of us (myself and husband had previously toured) where thoroughly entertained by hanging out at their wonderful bar and beautiful waterfront property!
    Visited June 2023
    Written 9 August 2023
  • Renee H
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great addition to Baltimore!
    We took a tour this past Sunday of Sagamore Distillery. Tour was informative and great info on the history of Rye in Maryland. Our tour guide Georgina was excellent! Tasting was fun and my favorite pairing was Rye with dark chocolate! A great activity to get out of the heat in August.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 August 2023
  • Mobile45393876591
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see for the rye enthusiast!
    If you are going to be in the Baltimore area and you like rye, you must schedule a tour of the distillery. The guide, Kayla, was very knowledgeable and you got to see first hand their process. At the end of the tour, you get tasting samples, which are great!!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 31 August 2023
  • LaTasha I
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    AWESOME!!!
    You must go for a tour even if you are not a big whiskey fan. My husband is so I went for him and I had a great time. Keyah our tour guide was the absolute best :-) her knowledge of the whiskey making process was incredible.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 October 2023
  • Thomas M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Discover rye whiskey throughout this unique tour and tasting experience!
    Our tour guide, Jake, was passionate about whiskey and the Sagamore process. He encouraged questions, and we had many, and he answered all knowledgeably. Several in our party had traveled the bourbon trail in Kentucky and Jake was able to discuss the differences and distinctions between Sagamore and the many other distillers. Most in our party are Maryland locals and we learned much about the local Baltimore history as it relates agriculture, distilling and the economy. The bartenders crafted specialty cocktails made with ingredients that are all made on site. All staff were pleasant and attentive. Several in our party purchased engraved bottles as special gifts for family and friends. Truly a unique tour and tasting experience!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 November 2023
  • Philip M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great location, excellent whiskey
    The distillery is a little hard to get to but well worth the effort. Great location on the water and a nice building. The tour was excellent (thanks, Jake!) and the tasting room and bar were really well designed. The whiskey is excellent. Just need to add some food.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 January 2024
  • Caroline McKeldin Wayner
    Baltimore, Maryland18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Distillery Tour!
    If you like to see how things are made, then you must go on this tour. It is so interesting, but the operation isn't huge, so you really get up close to the workings of a distillery. Our tour guide, Christine, was fantastic and really made the tour special. At the end, you get to sample four different types of rye, and you get a rye-infused chocolate truffle. We learned so much and had a wonderful time. And the view of the water is lovely. The restaurant next door, The Rye Street Tavern, will be reopening in the spring, and it makes a good complement to the tour. Oh, and the gift shop has really cool merchandise, from bottles of rye to rye-scented candles. Lots to choose from.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 January 2024
  • Kris C.
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Non-Whiskey Drinker Won Over
    We had a great time at Sagamore Distillery. I’m usually not a whiskey drinker but we attended the class in celebration of my husband’s birthday. We left with two new drink recipes and two bottles. And, we’re already planning our next trip. Thanks to Mike for being a wonderful instructor!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 March 2024
  • David S
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Distillery Tour Experience
    Very nice tour of the Sagamore distillery at Baltimore Peninsula. Wholeheartedly commend our informative and amusing guide, Jake, for walking us through the distilling process and the tasting. Of particular note were the fabulous cocktails we enjoyed at their on-site lounge overlooking the scenic Patapsco River.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 March 2024
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GoPlaces58679661970
Philadelphia, PA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
First class experience from welcoming cocktail to after tour tasting..Can't wait until their restaurant opens later this summer..
We will be going back again for sure....
And , terrific Rye's...
Written 16 June 2024
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gbjhawks
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Came into town to visit my son and we decided to visit Sagamore to check out the whiskey. Decided to do the tour at the last second and that was a great decision. Our tour leader was not only knowledgable, but made the tour extremely enjoyable with little tidbits of history about Sagamore and a great sense of humor. I've been on several distillery tours and this is on the top of my list. Now for the best part. The rye whiskeys that we sampled at the end of the tour were exceptional. Without hesitation I bought a bottle of the Double Oak to enjoy during my visit to Baltimore. Will recommend to anyone to take a visit and tour.
Written 25 May 2024
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Justin C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Your was fantastic! Really enjoyed our time and staff was very friendly! Great seeing some distillery specific bottles that you can’t get in stores!
Written 17 May 2024
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David S
Columbia, Maryland8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Very nice tour of the Sagamore distillery at Baltimore Peninsula. Wholeheartedly commend our informative and amusing guide, Jake, for walking us through the distilling process and the tasting. Of particular note were the fabulous cocktails we enjoyed at their on-site lounge overlooking the scenic Patapsco River.
Written 29 March 2024
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Kris C.
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We had a great time at Sagamore Distillery. I’m usually not a whiskey drinker but we attended the class in celebration of my husband’s birthday. We left with two new drink recipes and two bottles. And, we’re already planning our next trip. Thanks to Mike for being a wonderful instructor!
Written 14 March 2024
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Monica H
Abingdon, MD1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We enjoyed learning about the history of Maryland Rye Whiskey. Take the tour. Great venue with nice indoor and outdoor views.
Written 27 January 2024
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Caroline McKeldin Wayner
Baltimore, MD18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
If you like to see how things are made, then you must go on this tour. It is so interesting, but the operation isn't huge, so you really get up close to the workings of a distillery.

Our tour guide, Christine, was fantastic and really made the tour special. At the end, you get to sample four different types of rye, and you get a rye-infused chocolate truffle.

We learned so much and had a wonderful time. And the view of the water is lovely.

The restaurant next door, The Rye Street Tavern, will be reopening in the spring, and it makes a good complement to the tour.

Oh, and the gift shop has really cool merchandise, from bottles of rye to rye-scented candles. Lots to choose from.
Written 23 January 2024
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Philip M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
The distillery is a little hard to get to but well worth the effort. Great location on the water and a nice building. The tour was excellent (thanks, Jake!) and the tasting room and bar were really well designed. The whiskey is excellent. Just need to add some food.
Written 14 January 2024
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Jack S
Charleston, SC184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
So there we were, smack in the middle of the holiday season, on a quest for the ultimate in DIY holiday cheer. Sagamore's Classic Cocktails Class was calling our names because, let's face it, who needs a bartender when you can learn to shake and stir like a pro yourself?

We navigated our way through Port Covington, just past the future Under Armour HQ, found a spot in the parking lot of the future Rye Tavern Restaurant, then wound our way along the future sidewalks past the future occupancy apartment buildings.

Clearly Baltimore's version of a Chinese Ghost City, the only signs of life were two rent-a-cops on patrol. Were we too late for the apocalypse? Had the city been evacuated, and we missed the memo? Note to self: always check FEMA alerts before heading to Port Covington.

The Sagamore Distillery itself stood as a beacon of civilization in this eerily quiet landscape. Its massive gift shop tempted us with all things Sagamore branded — booze, cocktail sets, clothes, and yes, even candles. We snagged one because nothing says Rye Whiskey like a sandalwood scented soy candle with hints of amber and musk.

Eventually we were summoned into a classroom setting with two tiers of tables and chairs facing a huge set of screens displaying crime-free photos of the Baltimore waterfront (clearly computer generated).

Now, as a devout Old Turkey enthusiast, I approached Sagamore Rye with a mix of skepticism and...more skepticism. It was a sacrifice I was willing to make for the sake of yuletide merriment.

Our instructor, Jake, embodied the quintessential distillery worker — bearded, LL Bean-ish, John Deere style baseball cap, someone who clearly knows his way around a vat of corn mash.

I suspected many of our fellow classmates leaned more towards Orange Crushes and Fireball shots in their regular repertoire of libations, rather than Sazeracs and Black Manhattans. But hey, who am I to judge?

Jake masterfully guided us through the alchemy of cocktail preparation, arming each student with the tools and ingredients to craft a Sazerac and a Black Manhattan. All the while, he regaled us with tales of Maryland Rye Whiskey — a tipple with a sweeter and milder profile compared to its rye counterparts.

In conclusion, if you ever find yourself wandering through the empty streets of Port Covington, wondering if everyone else got the memo about the evacuation, do yourself a favor: head to Sagamore's Classic Cocktails Class. It's a fantastic way to spend an evening, learning the art of mixology while pondering the mysteries of urban development.
Written 31 December 2023
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Explorer67135187821
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
It was a fun and amazing experience.. thanks Christine you were great. You made a n enjoyable tour.
Written 17 December 2023
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