The whiskey company launched by Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank has purchased a 17-acre property near Sparrows Point for use by the distillery.
Aging Barns LLC — an affiliate of Sagamore Whiskey Properties LLC — bought the property on an industrial stretch of North Point Boulevard from Siemens VAI Metals for $2.55 million in February, according to online property records. It includes a 57,400-square-foot building built in 1986.
Sagamore Spirit said in a statement Friday that it was looking for storage space and that the location was selected because of "its proximity to the distillery, the opportunity to repurpose an existing structure and the appropriate size of the available property."
Sagamore Spirit plans to release the first bottles of Sagamore Straight Rye Whiskey on May 13. Distilled from water from Plank's Sagamore Farm, the horse farm once owned by the Vanderbilt family, the whiskey will retail around $40 for a bottle.
Construction of the distillery for Sagamore Spirit is underway on the waterfront in Port Covington, where Plank's Sagamore Development plans a massive mixed-used development anchored by an Under Armour headquarters campus.
For the property at 4611 North Point Blvd., Aging Barns is seeking a "limited exemption" from Baltimore County that would allow the project, which involves constructing three buildings, to move straight to seeking building permits without needing to hold a public hearing or approval from the county's administrative judge.
Baltimore County's Development Review Committee will hold a meeting Tuesday afternoon for a preliminary review of the project.
The property is zoned for heavy manufacturing, which is the most permissive type of industrial zoning.
Baltimore Sun reporter Pamela Wood contributed to this article.