American whiskey evolved regionally in the early days. In the South, corn grew plentifully leading to the creation of bourbon. In the North, farmers grew rye leading to a distinct style known as Maryland Rye Whiskey. The demand was great for this bold and spicy whiskey and by the early 1900s, there were over 50 distilleries operating in Maryland with an output that rivaled that of Kentucky. This Maryland Heritage Series pays homage to many of the great Maryland Distilleries and its storied past.