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March 26, 2012
As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, March 29, 1962: Twenty-one hundred gallons of mash, dozens of empty 100-pound sugar bags and an undisclosed amount of moonshine whiskey were confiscated by officials in a raid on a farm near Abingdon. The still, in a one-story, 30-by-20 foot cinder block house adjoining the main house, was one of the largest ever found in Maryland. Most of the bootleg whiskey was being manufactured in Harford County but was being sold in Baltimore County.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
A recent article in The Baltimore Sun  about haggis makes the twin claims that the compound of oats and sheep's offal tastes wonderful and is increasingly popular, about which I remain agnostic on both counts. What disturbs is that the author called the beverage most appropriately paired with the Scottish national dish whiskey .  Yes, whiskey , with an e . Bourbon (Kentucky's gift to civilization), rye, and Canadian whiskies are each  whiskey  with an e . They are brown and strong, and a wee dram eases one from life's stresses and pains.
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By Rob Kasper | October 29, 2003
MOUNT VERNON, Va. - George Washington was a great president and an extraordinary general, but his whiskey was so strong it would make your neck hair stand up straight and come to attention. I say this after sampling some of our Founding Father's liquor, a batch made at Washington's homestead by some of the nation's top distillers from a recipe researched by some of the best brains at Mount Vernon. The whiskey sipping, as well as a smoky re-enactment of the whiskey-making process used by Washington's workers, was part of a joint effort by Mount Vernon and the Distilled Spirits Council of America to raise funds for the restoration of Washington's original distillery.
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Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
After a brutal winter, a still spring night means a little more. Recent memories of bitter wind chills and injury-inducing ice can make something as simple as sitting outside with a drink on the cusp of June seem revelatory. A few friends and I were reminded of this on a recent Saturday night in Hampden. In the backyard of Blue Pit BBQ - a new whiskey bar across the street from Artifact Coffee - six wooden, beer-garden style tables sit under an intersection of stringed lights. As a second-level deck overlooks the scene, the area is framed by a wooden fence and potted plants.
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By SAM SESSA | March 29, 2007
Sometimes the best live music clubs are tucked away in unlikely places. The Whiskey 1803 is one of these. Since last November, this intimate space above seafood restaurant B.F. Biggins in Annapolis has hosted some of the area's better bands. With plenty of free parking (always key in Annapolis) and rich acoustics, it's a welcome addition to the local music scene. Last year, local musician David Tieff proposed turning the banquet room upstairs into a live music venue. "I really saw this as an opportunity -- especially with owners that were willing -- right in our back yard to make a place that's not only band-friendly but music-fan friendly," Tieff said.
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Staff Writer | February 24, 1993
Howard County police are investigating more than a dozen residential burglaries and vehicle thefts recently in the Whiskey Bottom area of North Laurel.Since Dec. 26, there have been 13 completed or attempted break-ins in the Whiskey Bottom area, including five on Livery Lane, police said.The burglaries occur at various times, and the burglars gain entry by kicking in or forcing open the front door, police said. Once inside, the intruders steal televisions, VCRs and jewelry. Several firearms were taken during two of the break-ins, police said.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,Sun Staff Writer | June 24, 1994
For years, the Whiskey Bottom Apartments sat as North Laurel's biggest eyesore, with chipped paint and rotting wood leading many residents to vacate the complex.Yesterday, officials from Berkshire Property Management celebrated the grand opening of a new clubhouse and some of the newly renovated apartments with a ribbon-cutting ceremony."This is a day that a lot of us didn't think was going to happen," said Don Taylor, president of the company.About 80 people attended the grand opening, which featured a string trio and a reception attended by company employees, county and state representatives, residents and would-be renters.
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By Lee Johnson | August 22, 1991
Jack Davidson, a nonagenarian who lives in Hagerstown, told this story to Lee Johnson, also of Hagerstown. Johnson is a retired salesman. WHEN YOU PASS 90, the things you used to take for granted become more and more important with each passing year. Such is the case with my occasional Sunday afternoon rides over territory that once was exquisitely familiar but now is barely recognizable. I'm talking about the routes and places I knew 60 years ago while I was delivering illegal whiskey for Al Capone.
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By Laura Sullivan and By Laura Sullivan,SUN STAFF | September 12, 2001
SAN FRANCISCO - Fritz Maytag stands in front of two large copper-pot stills, steam rising from a dozen feet of twisting pipes. He dips his finger under a stream of clear liquid flowing into a stainless-steel bucket and brings it to his mouth. A look of concentration crosses his face, like a mad scientist tasting his brew. "You can taste the fragrance," he says approvingly. Maytag's pot stills, for gin and whiskey, are his new hobby, and the latest trend of his that others are already copying.
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By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,SUN STAFF | November 30, 1995
A 15-year-old Laurel boy was beaten, cut with a knife and robbed by a gang of teens who grabbed him on the street Tuesday, Howard County police said.The victim was not seriously injured and did not need medical treatment, police said.The robbery happened about 7 p.m. in the 9300 block of Canterbury Riding, near the Whiskey Bottom shopping center, when four teens stopped the boy, pushed him against a wall and one cut him on the stomach with a knife, police said.The robbers took about $3 from him and ran away, police said.
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Wesley Case | August 28, 2013
Sometimes, it takes only a single element to elevate a new bar from "perfectly fine but forgettable" to something exciting and memorable. On a recent Saturday night at Tavern on the Hill, the new restaurant and bar that replaced Howard's of Mount Vernon earlier this summer, that component was bar manager Jeff Levy, whose excellent service, knowledge of the bar and gracious demeanor left a lasting impression. Before we met Levy, Tavern didn't make a huge impact on our senses. There were two neutral-colored dining rooms separated by a quaint three-sided bar. A baseball game, which no one seemed to care about, played on a flat-screen TV above the bar. Approximately 20 patrons - most hovered at or around the bar, but a handful laughed at a table in a dining room - kept to the small groups they came with.
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By Janell Sutherland | April 29, 2013
This episode includes poetry and haggis. Actually, poetry and haggis together! A little haggis always makes the poetry go down easier, don't you think? Let's kick things off with ... Airport Shenanigans of Mistaken Euphoria You know that feeling you get when you get the last tickets to Scotland on an earlier flight, and your least favorite teams are stuck on a flight three hours later? You do a little dance, skip around, maybe plan to do some sightseeing with all that free time you'll be enjoying?
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2013
For those of you not already far gone in drink, a few reminders as the saloons stretch St. Patrick's Day into a three-day binge.  If you must  be familiar with the saint named Patrick, his nickname is Paddy , from the Irish Padraig . Thus St. Paddy's Day , as Paddy, Not Patty  has been at considerable pains to instruct you. Patty is a woman's name, the diminutive of Patricia . Do not number yourself among...
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By Evan Siple | February 26, 2013
Moonshine. It's whiskey in its raw form, unaged, pure white lightning in a jar. The mystique surrounding the rogue spirit is undeniable and with a resurgence of interest and a commercial presence of legal "moonshine" on the market, Moonshine Tavern in Canton has come to capitalize on the theme. With 22 varieties of legal tender moonshine available for consumption and a cocktail list full of the stuff, one entry in particular stands out as an item of interest: the White Manhattan.
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By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2012
PABU , the second restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, is scheduled to open this week. The dinner-only restaurant is the first collaboration between Michael Mina, whose San Francisco-based restaurant group also developed the concept for Wit & Wisdom , the Four Seasons' three-meal restaurant, and Ken Tominaga, owner and chef of Hana Japanese Restaurant in Sonoma County, Calif. PABU is being described as a modern "izakaya," a term that translates, very loosely, as a drinking establishment that serves food.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2012
If the julep ceremonial previously described is too fussy for you, I offer a traditional drinking game from the Commonwealth.  Two people go into a room. Each has a bottle of bourbon.* They sit at leisure, drinking and talking.  When the whiskey has been consumed, one of them stands up and walks out of the room. The other tries to guess who left.    *Please, no Tennessee whiskey. 
NEWS
By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,Staff Writer | September 23, 1993
Whiskey Bottom Apartments, a 1,088-unit North Laurel complex that neighbors have described as a dilapidated eyesore and magnet for drug activity, finally is getting a face lift.After nearly two years of negotiations, Krupp Companies, the Boston-based mortgage and management firm that owns the complex, has received a $32 million loan from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to pay off old loans.The deal clears the way for Krupp to spend more than $3 million of its own money to repair the worst parts of the complex over the next 12 months, HUD and company officials said.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | September 30, 2001
There are unpacked boxes, and the smell of just-laid carpet fills the room, but residents of the Whiskey Bottom neighborhood are hoping the new Howard County police office in North Laurel will provide a foundation for them to confront a vexing problem of community crime. "We need this more than ever," said Cynthia Blade, a 26-year Whiskey Bottom resident and a teacher at Atholton High School. "It's just a dream come true." Blade and other residents are counting on the police presence to reduce crime and bolster their sense of community.
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March 26, 2012
As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, March 29, 1962: Twenty-one hundred gallons of mash, dozens of empty 100-pound sugar bags and an undisclosed amount of moonshine whiskey were confiscated by officials in a raid on a farm near Abingdon. The still, in a one-story, 30-by-20 foot cinder block house adjoining the main house, was one of the largest ever found in Maryland. Most of the bootleg whiskey was being manufactured in Harford County but was being sold in Baltimore County.
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