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Sagamore Spirit Distillery is installing a still. (Kim Hairston, Baltimore Sun video)

Sagamore Spirit, the whiskey company founded by Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, expects to finish building its distillery in Port Covington next month.

Marc Weller, president of Sagamore Development, Plank's real estate firm, made the announcement at the Baltimore Convention Center at a conference organized by Saul Ewing LLP.

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Sagamore broke ground on the distillery in October last year, with plans to open in 2016. Bottles of the rye whiskey hit shelves earlier this year.

The four-building complex on East Cromwell Street is expected to draw about 100,000 visitors annually for tours and tastings once it opens next year. The project is the first new complex to be constructed on Plank's Port Covington properties, a former rail yard where officials have long hoped to see economic development.

Weller said the firm also plans to host major events on weekends in Port Covington as it works to make it a destination.

This story has been corrected to reflect that the distillery will be finished in December but won't open until next year.

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