Sagamore Spirit Releases Fully Maryland Distilled 5-Year-Old Bottled in Bond Rye Whiskey

Sagamore Spirit Bottled in Bond Rye Whiskey
Second annual Bottled in Bond release is bold and complex; fewer than 2,000 bottles available for the holiday season

Distillery also gives fans early taste of its fully grain-to-glass, Maryland-made rye whiskey

BALTIMORE, Nov. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Fueled by a passion to bring Maryland-made rye to whiskey fans everywhere, Sagamore Spirit has released its second annual Sagamore Spirit Bottled in Bond Straight Rye Whiskey. Crafted entirely at Sagamore Spirit's Baltimore waterfront distillery and aged in new American oak barrels for five years at its nearby rickhouse, this 100-proof (50% ABV) rye whiskey moves the brand's mission to re-establish Maryland as a leading whiskey producer another big step forward, honoring the state's history and today's rye whiskey drinker.

Coming a year after the brand's first-ever Bottled in Bond release – winner of a Double Gold award at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition – the 2022 iteration blends two straight rye whiskies, one with a high-rye mash bill, the other low-rye, adhering to the same proprietary recipe that has defined Sagamore Spirit since 2016 and has earned over 150 awards. True to Maryland's original style of rye, Bottled in Bond is balanced, versatile, and notably complex with flavors of rye spice, toasty caramel, and fruit and floral notes.

"Our vision of a rye whiskey fully distilled, aged and bottled in our home state of Maryland finally became a reality in 2021, but we knew our work wasn't done," said Brian Treacy, Sagamore Spirit's co-founder and president. "Bottled in Bond is a true testament to – and expression of – the place we call home, and the perfect sip for today's whiskey drinker. This 2022 release is aged one more year than last year's award winner, revealing even more Maryland character with more time in the barrel. It's another big win for our entire team."

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A limited quantity of Sagamore Spirit Bottled in Bond rye whiskey is available in select markets across the country for an approximate retail price of $59.99, and at the brand's Baltimore waterfront distillery while bottles last.

Sneak Preview for Fans: Brand's First-Ever Maryland-Grown Series

Additionally, a line of Sagamore Spirit's ultra-passionate fans wrapped through the distillery's campus the morning of Saturday, November 12 to purchase the first-ever release of Sagamore Spirit Penny's Proof Maryland Grown Series. The release, which sold out in just a few hours, marked a milestone as the brand's first 100% Maryland-distilled straight rye whiskey made entirely with local grains and aged in barrels crafted from oak trees grown across the state.

The first 597 Whiskey Thieves, as the brand's fans are known, obtained a limited edition three-pack of 200ml bottles – one to sip, one to share, and one to savour – for the price of just one penny, nodding to the distillery's gleaming, 40-foot tall copper column still. Now in the series' fourth year, Penny's Proof releases have become an annual tradition, with past editions marking the brand's progress to 100% distillation in Maryland. Every release has sold out within hours.

Like preceding Penny's Proof releases, this year's 2.5-year-old edition is a preview of a fully matured whiskey to come, as the brand will release a taste of it each year until it reaches 4.5 years old.

While former releases were all distilled in Baltimore, the new Maryland Grown Series is the first to be made with all local ingredients, bringing the distillery's grain to glass efforts to the forefront. Beginning in 2018, the brand has been quietly developing a Maryland agriculture program focused on producing the highest quality rye grain for distillation. That effort has grown to over 200 acres in cultivation at nearby Sagamore Farm, and another 250 acres in partnership with local farmers. The program now produces over one million pounds of rye per year and 100% of the corn used at the distillery.

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With the Penny's Proof Maryland Grown Series, the fruits of that effort are now being fully represented throughout their supply chain, from production to bottling; an expression of today's whiskey, crafted in partnership with local farmers.

To find a bottle of Sagamore Spirit Bottled in Bond, and learn more about the brand's grain-to-glass initiative, visit to sign up to become a Whiskey Thief.

About Sagamore Spirit

Inspired by the legacy of Maryland Rye and today's spirit consumer, Sagamore Spirit is driven to craft the world's best Rye Whiskey while strengthening its collective communities. Its award-winning five-acre waterfront distillery in Baltimore is reclaiming the city's rightful place in America's whiskey history, where storied distillers perfected rye whiskey for more than 150 years before Kentucky was founded.

Maryland Rye Whiskey was known to be full bodied yet notably more balanced than other regional rye styles, and Sagamore Spirit has picked up the torch. Its American Rye Whiskies have earned more than 150 awards internationally, including "World's Best Rye Whiskey" in 2019 at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Sagamore Spirit's distillation team blends two different rye mash bills – a high rye and a low rye – and then adds pure Maryland limestone-filtered spring water, transported 22 miles from Sagamore Farm, to craft the brand's Signature 83-proof Maryland-Style Rye Whiskey. To learn more about Sagamore Spirit's core expressions, including its Signature Rye Whiskey, Cask Strength Rye Whiskey and Double Oak Rye Whiskey, as well as limited-time Reserve Series releases, visit

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