This is Our History
More than 30 years ago, in the heart of West Baltimore, the lives of three childhood friends were being shaped towards a future of success amongst the ever-present temptations and pitfalls that young inner-city males must face. Rod, Regg and Will were each raised by single-mothers and grandmothers who taught them the importance of education, appreciation for arts, community involvement, sports and more, which helped open their minds up to opportunities inside Baltimore and beyond. These ideals created a framework for their entrepreneurial spirit as well as a yearning to travel and meet people of many places and backgrounds.
Their travels introduced each of them to new places, new ideas, and new appreciations for diverse qualities in people. Rod routinely found himself visiting extended family in the remoter parts of North Carolina. It was here, in the backwoods and open country during a family cookout that he was first introduced to what some of his cousins called: “Holy Water”. Amidst laughter and friendly conversation, under the sun’s sweltering heat, these first sips of this crystal clear liquid served in a jar would eventually become the inspiration for what is Rams & Parrots Bourbon.
The “Holy Water” that Rod’s family enjoyed was served as a special punch, called “Dot Dot’s Punch”, named after one of his grandmothers who made the punch popular. It was in this concoction that Rod began to observe the social qualities that a drink can impart. Years later, when the concept for Rams & Parrots was being shaped, it was a chance encounter with Jon, who hails as master distiller, the group created their signature recipe. The early experiences of the North Carolina country and the Westside of Baltimore that came together to form one unified idea. This unity is proof of our social nature as human beings, and is the driving force behind Rams and parrots. Welcome to the bourbon that brings people together.
What’s In A Name
On the surface these two animals are a seemingly odd pairing, but take a few moments to explore their background and you will discover several unique similarities. Both animals prefer group social environments as opposed to isolation. Both were previously over hunted to the brink of extinction. The Ram throughout history has represented determination, strength and leadership. The African Grey Parrot, is often recognized as one of the smartest animals in the world. Their intelligence and capacity for communication is awe-inspiring. A poetic symbolism can be drawn between the characteristics of these animals and some of the best qualities of the human race. As entrepreneurs and progressive forward thinkers these are attributes that motivate us to impart goodness and build the bridges that will unite us as a society.
Somewhat Old Fashioned
This Old Fashioned takes the classic standard and imparts a modern sophistication. The ‘Old Fashioned’ has always been a social cocktail, but with Rams & Parrots it becomes a social centerpiece which brings people together rather than distinguishing them.
In an Old Fashioned glass, muddle the bitters, and sugar. Add Rams & Parrots Bourbon, fill with purified ice. The orange bitters help accentuate the flavors of the bourbon, while the peel and cherry garnish helps to keep the palate agile. If needed, adjust sugar to preference.
Rams and Parrots Swag
The Rams & Parrots Online Store holds all of the garments and accessories that anyone could ever want. We’ve got a shirt for every season, a hat for every occasion, no matter the reason, for weekend leisure or an adventurous vacation, we’ve got the gear to help you represent the Rams & Parrots message far and wide. Cheers to the good people who drink our bourbon, and cheers to those who wear The Rams & Parrots message with pride. Welcome to our Store.