I Hate Gin, But I Love This One

Some things, you just can’t make up. This is one of them.

Just after mixing a cocktail using our “taste test” product, my wife and I walked down the street to talk to a neighbor. I asked her if she …

We’re Getting There

Here we go!

On Saturday we were lucky enough to have a great team of volunteers working on finishing touches around the distillery. Thanks to Chris, Loyd, Sean, and Chandler. This is the very first bag of sugar going into …

Craft made Gin – We’re Almost There

Well, we are getting so close to our craft made gin that we can almost taste the spirits!

The building is nearly complete. We will add the pictures soon. We have passed both Federal and State Inspections. We are basically …

Construction Update and Musings

 

In the business that is opening a distillery, there is a moment when you pause to breathe and look to assess where you are. In those moments, you realize the small things that have escaped your attention during the …

Unknown-Unknowns

There are many lessons I have learned as I move forward in the execution of my dream and opening the distillery. One of the lessons I learned was summed up in 2002 by former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. In …

Jackie Robinson’s Major League Debut

On this day in 1947, Jackie Robinson, age 28, becomes the first African-American player in Major League Baseball when he steps onto Ebbets Field in Brooklyn to compete for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Robinson broke the color barrier in a sport …

Eternal Patrol and Sacrifice

On this day, April 10, 1963, USS Thresher (SSN-593) began a series of sea trial exercises, accompanied by the submarine escort ship Skylark. The exercises were conducted at the end of a major ship overhaul performed at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard …

Cocktail Creation: The Cotton Gin

What happens when you take a local Farm to Table Restaurant and combine it with a great grain to glass craft distillery? You get something Amazing!

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Cotton Southern Bistro is a Chesapeake local restaurant that seeks to bring comfort back …

Barry Sadler’s “Ballad of the Green Berets”

It is due in large part to Hollywood, that America’s collective memory of the Vietnam War is now inextricably linked with the popular music of that era. Most of those links are with the music of the late-60s counterculture and …

Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea

Ernest Hemingway completes his short novel The Old Man and the Sea. He wrote his publisher the same day, saying he had finished the book and that it was the best writing he had ever done. The critics agreed: …


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