We were very proud to represent the great state of Maryland as one of the 11 final businesses selected from across the country for the Small Business Development Center showcase on Capitol Hill last week. We’ve worked closely with the Western Maryland SBDC preparing our business for the last two years and were honored to have been selected to showcase the great work we have done together. Members of Congress and their staff stopped by our showcase to learn more about our growing business and the contribution we hope to make to the community.
The reception we received was incredible! We are thrilled to hear people from all over the country are interested in organic, hand-crafted spirits produced in a sustainable distillery. We are itching to get distilling and be sure to follow our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for a BIG announcement about our opening in the following weeks.
In other exciting news, we have banded together with Frederick-area distilleries to create the Frederick Distilleries Network. Our collective goal is to attract people from across the country to Maryland to experience the Frederick Distillery Trail, a unique offering that will take visitors on a tour through the local distilleries, with each location providing a different perspective on producing spirits. Read more about the Frederick Distillery Network here.
We would like to personally thank Brandon Mason and Dianne McFarland from the SBDC for all the help they have given us in starting this business and the great community of residents and business owners from Frederick for embracing McClintock Distilling. Our goal from the outset was to be a community-minded business and we are very thankful for the warm reception.
-Tyler and Braeden