Our founders Sandy Wood and Alex Laufer left their established careers to open a distillery, believing in the heirloom grains of the region, the neighborhood of Ivy City, and each other. They discovered that the risk had paid off after tasting the toasty honeyed spice box flavors in those first batches of spirits made from Abruzzi rye and malted rye.
Today, we bring together agriculture partners, cooperages, small business owners, and community members to showcase the very best of the region. From traditional grains grown in Maryland and Virginia, the mashing, distillation, aging, and bottling; it’s all done here in DC. Together, we are District Made.
District Made Straight Bourbon whiskey combines two mashbills, one high-rye, and the other a wheated whiskey! The four heirloom grain blend features heirloom varieties of Hickory King Corn, Abruzzi Rye, and Redeemer Wheat. Click below to discover more.