Category Archives: Pikesville Rye

Why have Baltimoreans been hoarding this rye whiskey?

(By Andrew Zaleski, Washington Post, 1/25/2018) Baltimore writer Van Smith has stashed away nearly three cases of Pikesville Supreme. (André Chung/For The Washington Post) In the summer of 2016, Naomi Karzai, the bar manager of Pen & Quill — a … Continue reading

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1920s Hopkins Professor Sought 34 Gallons of Rye for Research During Prohibition

By James Stimpert (Johns Hopkins University Hub, 8/11/2016) A rather unusual permit application resides in the Records of the Office of the President in the Johns Hopkins University Archives. In April 1920, Professor John B. Watson, a psychologist credited as … Continue reading

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Rye Whiskey, I Cry

A journey into Maryland rye’s past . . . and future By Baynard Woods (Baltimore City Paper, 11/14/2012) Rye Whiskey used to be the drink of Maryland. There were two styles, in fact: a Pennsylvania and a Maryland style. The … Continue reading

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1937 Pikesville Rye ad

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