A few days in Maryland

June 19
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This past weekend Charlie and I spent some time in the town where Charlie spent most of his childhood. Although we spent most of our time visiting with old friends and driving around his old stomping grounds, we did get to spend a little bit of time exploring in Baltimore on Monday.

I had heard of the Sagamore Distillery and found it intriguing. They make a classic rye whiskey and do tours. We’ve been on tons of brewery tours but hadn’t yet had the chance to tour a distillery so we jumped at the chance. We were also exited to find that there was a Groupon for the experience. Be sure to check for one of you go.

The tour was super informative and because we went early on a Monday morning we were the only people in our tour. We learned all about the process as well as what makes different types of whiskeys.

At the end of the tour we were able to sample the products and found rye whiskey to be pretty good. Now to find some for sale here in Orlando.

Each bottle is hand labeled by the last person to touch it at the distillery. In the visitor center we were able to mark our own bottles. Sadly we were unable to purchase them as we were not checking any bags for our flight.

After the tour we visited Nick’s Fish House on a recommendation from our tour guide. This little harbor-side restaurant was super cute and carried Sagamore cocktails. We enjoyed both an Orange Crush and a Moscow Mule made with their whiskey and are happy to report they were delicious.

Guess what? I had never had raw oysters! Surprised? No? Well I was kinda surprised I hadn’t and when I saw they had them a-la-carte I figured now was the time to try one. My only experience with them was when I was twelve my family visited Key West and my dad ordered and ate a dozen raw oysters and was then in the bathroom for the rest of the night.

Anyhoo, it took me about twenty minutes gather the courage to eat them, and I had to google how to even do it, but I did. I’ll spare you the video proof. Did I like them? I’m still not sure, but I’d be willing to have a few again.

I also had some great crab cake balls. Perfect for Maryland.

By the time we were finished with our meal it was time to head to the airport and go home. Hopefully next time we’re in Baltimore we will have more time to spend. If you have ideas of where we should visit let me know in the comments!

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