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Craft distilling

Crafting the new age Encouraged by consumer tastes and state history, industry forms guild Wesley Case | May 8, 2015 Standing before six strangers, Blackwater Distilling CEO Christopher Cook holds forth on the tale of Sloop Betty Honey, his company's first flavored vodka. The narrative contains a local hook: While much larger vodka brands use artificial flavors to create new products, Sloop Betty Honey is infused with raw butter bean honey from the Eastern Shore. The story elicits nods of appreciation, and soon enough, the audience steps up to the tasting bar — located less than 30 feet...

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