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About us

Our Journey

a labor of love 

What we treasure most has the ability to remain timeless. That’s why we cherish nature and the wisdom our ancestors cultivated over centuries. Learning from past generations and combining those practices with new modalities and methodologies is the Copper Compass way.
Built upon the lessons and traditions of generations past– we’re not reinventing the wheel here. We are a proud American spirit.
What truly means the most to us is connecting with you! It’s your spirit that makes your life’s journey worthwhile. The trajectory of our movements have always been up. It’s in our spirit to keep yours high! 
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More than a quaint venue. Bigger than a small-batch rum brand. We’re on a journey truly fueled by spirit. We invite you to swing our way. Come along for the ride!

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Our venue

For the past few years, we’ve been constructing a special space. A friendly, warm and safe “neighborhood” hangout. A place to peel back the layers and pull back the curtain on our spirit and our process. 
From our barrels and handmade bar top to our hand-crafted beverages-- we’ve been deliberate, intentional and precise. Located in the heart of Charles County-- we cross geographies and generations in ways that transcend both; to connect us all. Like rum, the country of conception and age of maturity doesn’t matter when you pull a chair around here! Drop by as you are. 

Whether you're interested in learning about how we craft our spirits or simply want to unwind alongside members of your community– we’ve made space for that. We created this place for us. Your spirit makes the journey worthwhile. Let our spirits enhance your quest. 

our founders

Meet the pioneers behind Copper Compass Craft Distilling Co. You could say Herb Banks and April Toyer were divinely connected from birth. It's clear when you look at their family tree! Banks and Toyer (cousins) embarked on their business co-owning partnership to build on both their dreams.

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At our tables, you’ll hear about matters of history, community, heart and soul.  Our vision to create a cozy space to compliment their own journeys-- paved the way for a special brand that's working to bring us all closer to our roots and each other.  

 

As we keep learning to savor life in and out of barrels– we pour love into all our spirits.  We keep an open mind, a passionate will, and an overall desire to unite great people with quality spirits. Both in hand and in heart.

Creating uniquely handcrafted spirits is our pleasure. What's yours? 

OUR SPIRITS

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Behind The Barrels

Our Roots

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Our ancestors were alchemists who enjoyed Earth’s natural elixirs. They relished in the ingredients that stand the test of time. That's why we’re not reinventing the wheel or starting from scratch. We’re building on time tested proven methods. We lean into what works and grow for the better. 

 

We’re here to serve and in that sense, it really is your Rum. You define your own journey. You choose what you stand for and what it all means. This philosophy goes to the root of who we are, you can see it in our name. 

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Where Our Journeys meet

Whether you're interested in learning about how we craft our spirits or simply want to unwind alongside your neighbors – we’ve made space for that. We created a place for us. Your spirit makes the journey worthwhile. Let our spirits enhance your quest. 

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“For the unlearned, old age is winter. For the learned, it is the season of the harvest."  

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SPIRIT CLUB

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