Ohio has a storied history of excellence in a long list of different industries. Their quality distilleries are no different. As Cincinnati’s only combination brewery, cidery and distillery, March First Brewing and Distilling puts that legendary Ohio virtue in every drop of their craft bourbon, whiskey and vodka.
Founded by Mark Stuhlreyer and Kevin Kluener, March First Brewing and Distilling is a love letter to their home state of Ohio. Inspiration for their distillery’s name came from two dates 214 years apart. The paperwork to register their company was submitted on March 1st, 2017. Just a handful of years earlier, Ohio became a state on March 1st, 1803.
March First’s love of Ohio doesn’t end with their name. Their Sycamore Whiskeys are distilled to celebrate Christian Waldschmidt. In 1794, the American Revolution veteran started a community in Sycamore Township. He built a general store, a church and, most importantly, one of Chincinnati’s first distilleries. Just a short distance from his settlement, March First is continuing Waldschmidt’s pioneering and distilling legacy.
Sycamore 'One' Neat
Sycamore 10yr American whiskey
Open bottle, slowly pour three fingers into double old fashioned glass and let breathe for 30 seconds while observing color and aroma. Light cigar.
Sycamore Old Fashioned
2 dashes orange bitters
2 oz. Sycamore 2 Year Ohio Straight Bourbon
Brown sugar cube
Into a mixing glass drop in brown sugar cube, add two dashes of orange bitters and gently muddle, pour 2oz Sycamore 2yr Ohio Straight Bourbon, add ice, stir, strain over fresh ice in a double old fashioned glass and garnish with a fresh orange peel twist.
0.5 oz. lime juice
2 oz. Voltage Vodka
4 oz. Ginger Beer
In an iced copper mug pour 2 oz. of Voltage Vodka, 1/2 oz. lime juice and 4 oz. ginger beer and garnish with a fresh lime wedge.