After 8 years in campaigns and political events, Dan was tired of stump speeches and photo ops. He felt the desire to make something real.
At first, he didn’t know what it would be. And then, one fateful day, Dan had an epiphany. In a place where many others have had an epiphany, at the bottom of whisky glass. Dan would create spirits.
After years of in-depth research (by the book and by the glass), hands-on course work, and discussions with industry experts, MISCellaneous Distillery was born.
Dan’s passion for distilling is inspired by the old Maryland craft traditions and the new traditions that he and others will shape. His true mark of success is creating a spirit that is enjoyed by those who drink what they like, and not what they’re supposed to drink.
Meg’s first exposure to small batch distilling was in the Caribbean, one of the spots where she has worked on international development projects. As a Peace Corps volunteer in Mount Airy, Grenada (coincidence or destiny?), she worked with community organizations, and also enjoyed the distinctive local rum.
As MISCellaneous Distillery was founded, Meg was inspired by the camaraderie of the spirits industry. Instead of a competitive market, she saw a group faced with shared challenges that chose to solve them together. She wanted part of the action.
Meg’s penchant for collaboration goes beyond interactions with others in the industry. She loves to get others involved, bringing together ideas and inputs to create something to be proud of.
Meg knows there is no finer time than the present to be making craft spirits, especially in Maryland.