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It’s More than a Product

Quality spirits don’t happen by accident. It’s a conscious decision to ensure that every recipe created, every ingredient selected, and every step in the distilling process exceeds expectations. So when Co-Founders Tyler Hegamyer, Braeden Bumpers and their families started McClintock Distilling Company, it was with a bold desire to develop exceptional, hand-crafted spirits that garner appreciation not just for their flavor but also the innovative and unconventional approaches to their creation.

If you want craft spirits, there’s no shortage out there. If you want craft spirits that embody a highly successful blend of creativity and traditional excellence, then we’re glad you’ve found us.

Row of McClintock Bottles arranged in front of window as light shines in

The Process Matters

The innovative spirit of our distillery’s namesake, McClintock Young, a renowned local inventor during the 1800s, serves as constant inspiration to our team. Young found ways to elevate approaches to everyday tasks without losing sight of quality, and that’s exactly what we do here.

From how we grind our locally sourced ingredients using a stone burr mill to our careful selection of organic, pesticide-free heirloom grains, every choice we make is for the purpose of delivering an incomparable experience through distinctly flavorful, pre-Prohibition-style spirits. Where ingredients come from, how they’re processed, and the equipment used to create the spirits you love make all the difference in a finished product, and that’s why we are uncompromising in our craft.

The Experience Matters

Here you’ll discover an inclusive space committed to the success of our team members, community, and fellow purveyors of craft spirits alike. You may stop in just to sample some of our products, but what you’ll discover is a captivating space to learn about the distilling process, to better understand the nuance of flavors, and to have a memorable time with family and friends.

We believe in elevating how you experience craft spirits, so whether you join us on a tour or simply pour a glass at home, you’ll discover the difference when quality is the focus.

The Impact Matters

Quality should never be at the expense of good stewardship, which is why we have served as industry leaders in the preservation and protection of our natural resources. As Maryland’s first certified organic distillery, we employ sustainable and environmentally friendly production methods, including how we repurpose byproducts in the distilling process and take innovative steps to reduce water consumption. When you buy our products, you’re supporting a business that places people and planet over profit.

The Impact Matters

Quality should never be at the expense of good stewardship, which is why we have served as industry leaders in the preservation and protection of our natural resources. As Maryland’s first certified organic distillery, we employ sustainable and environmentally friendly production methods, including how we repurpose byproducts in the distilling process and take innovative steps to reduce water consumption. When you buy our products, you’re supporting a business that places people and planet over profit.

What’s in a Name

Though not yet well recognized, McClintock Young was a renowned inventor in the 1800’s, whose inspirations shaped history far beyond the borders of his hometown of Frederick. Born in 1836, McClintock moved to Frederick as a young man to follow his passion for innovation. His vision and influence on history were extraordinary, but their impact would have been lost to time had it not been for a fortuitous discovery a few years ago. In the foothills above Frederick stands an old stone cabin whose contents and history had been locked away for generations. As fate would have it, stewardship for the cabin was passed down to one of the owners of this company, and upon its opening, McClintock’s spirit was released. Some say we chose his namesake for the company. We believe his spirit chose us.

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