While we can’t quite enjoy the warmth of summer just yet, guests at Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore will soon be able to have the next best thing in their in-room bar selection – Sandy Bottom® Sparkling Rum Cocktails! Tasting almost like a sunny afternoon, the light and fizzy coconut flavored beverage will be offered in rooms, bringing the beach to you.
Founded in 2009, entrepreneur Sandy Mazza was inspired by her friends while boating on the Chesapeake Bay. She created the beverage as a way for busy women to keep summer alive year round whether camping, tailgating, boating, or lounging on the beach. Her ambition ultimately led to Sandy Bottom at retailers throughout Maryland, the pool bar of the MGM National Harbor, and soon to be the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore to welcome guests.
You don’t have to wait to go to the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore to find this refreshingly crisp, sparkling rum cocktail. Check out their website to find where you can purchase some Sandy Bottom® for yourself today!
Special kudos to our client The Sandy Bottom Enterprises, LLC and Sandy Mazza! As our client says, “Never quit and dream big!”
Oliver & Grimsley would like to congratulate Donna Stevenson Robinson of Oliver & Grimsley’s client Early Morning Software, Inc (EMS) and PRiSM Compliance Management (PRiSM) on being named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by The Daily Record. Nominees are judged by business professionals and past winners based on their professional abilities, commitment to their communities, and their role with mentoring.
Donna serves as president and CEO of EMS – her firm develops and publishes PRiSM – a secure, web-based portal that tracks contract spending while producing corporate, federal, state, and local program reports that facilitates both private, federal, and custom diversity program management.
Congratulations Donna from the entire Oliver Grimsley team!
Constellation Rum is a speciality project from Tobacco Barn Distillery that started in 2016, when the distillery first hauled barrels containing 100 gallons of rum into the ship hold of the U.S.S. Constellation, docked in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Working together with the Historic Ships in Baltimore organization, the Distillery made the idea come to life–to make a rum entirely of Maryland ingredients and aged under natural seaboard conditions for a year’s time, instilling an exclusive flavor profile characteristic to the product. The ebb and flow of the harbor tide provides constant movement, sloshing the rum throughout the bourbon soaked barrels, and with the Baltimore weather – the rum is exposed to an extreme range of temperatures ranging between approximately 10 and 100 degrees. After a year’s time, the barrels are unloaded from the historic ship and returned to the Distillery, where the rum is bottled, labeled, and fitted for sale.
This aging process has become an annual tradition for the distillery. Every March, barrels are loaded and unloaded each year and and prepared for sale in May, just in time for spring. Tobacco Barn donates a generous portion of the rum sale proceeds to the Historic Ships organization in support of their mission to preserve Maritime heritage.
Tobacco Barn Distillery is located in Southern Maryland and crafts various whiskies and rums. For more information on Tobacco Barn’s products and where to find them, you can view their website here.
Oliver & Grimsley, LLC, a Baltimore area intellectual property law firm, has been instrumental in securing trademarks for Tobacco Barn Distillery and advancing the Distillery’s branding endeavors which impacts valuation for the business. Please contact Oliver & Grimsley for more information on investigating, securing, and enforcing your business’ intellectual property.