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 initially just going to contribute her business planning skills to help her husband pursue his dream... but as the plans came together, she wanted part of the action. The possibility is too exciting to sit on the sidelines. This would be their business together.
Meg is passionate about the potential impact of values-based businesses, businesses like MISCellaneous that intentionally choose partners, suppliers, production processes, and team members in a way that contributes to the world. She loves to get others involved, bringing together ideas and inputs to create something we can all be proud of.