Sagamore Spirit Distillery
Sagamore Development, 2017
Sagamore Spirit, maker of Maryland Rye Whiskey, opened a new five-acre distillery site in Baltimore City’s Port Covington neighborhood. The waterfront campus features three buildings that include, a welcome center, a main distillery building and the Rye Street Tavern restaurant. We designed the exterior site signage, building signage, restaurant interior and exterior signage as well as a two-story hand painted mural that greets visitors entering the distillery. The site identification and directional signage is made of corten weathering steel that will naturally age to an amber color over time. This material selection was inspired by the amber color of aged whiskey and also complements the natural architectural building materials. The angles of the sign panels were derived from the Calvert coat of Arms on the Maryland flag and feature cutouts of Sagamore's signature three diamonds. The main entrance sign is made of a 20 foot continuous piece of one inch thick steel and weighs over two tons.
The site signs are made of corten weathering steel that will naturally age to an amber color over time. Much like Sagamore Spirit's barrel aged whiskey.
The angles of the sign panels were derived from the Calvert Coat of Arms on the Maryland flag and feature cutouts of Sagamore's signature three diamonds.
Awards & Recognition
AIA Baltimore, Good Design = Good Business Award, 2018
Travel + Leisure, No. 8, The 25 Best Distillery Experiences in the U.S., 2018
Urban Land Institute WaveMaker Award, 2017