Thursday, August 15, 2019

  • Join your Veterans Affinity Network and fellow alumni at The Ready Room in the Old Line Distillery for a summer evening of networking! As Maryland's only cocktail bar located within an operating distillery, The Ready Room showcases Old Line's spirits complemented by a range of spirits and liqueurs from around Maryland and the world as well as an assortment of carefully prepared garnishes and handmade syrups. The Ready Room's bar staff are some of the best in the city and uniquely able to showcase the very best of what Old Line has to offer. 

    You are encouraged to extend this invitation to your colleagues and friends! The more, the merrier. All are welcome. 

    After more than a decade of flying off of aircraft carriers and being stationed all over the world, Navy pilots, Mark McLaughlin and Arch Watkins, independently decided to settle down in the mid-Atlantic to focus on family, but ended up in the same Navy reserve Prowler squadron. Coincidentally, they were neighbors in Baltimore as well; Mark working in finance and Arch in engineering. With a healthy stint of travel and adventure behind them, sitting still in their new civilian desk jobs just wasn’t enough. Their shared love of whiskey and, at the time, a dearth of craft distilleries in Maryland led them to their true calling: starting their own distillery.