About Craft Wine & Spirits

Craft Wine & Spirits (Distributor / Importer) opened in 2012 providing high-quality, full-service distribution of fine wine, specialty beverages, hand-crafted spirits and beverage-related supplies to retailers and restaurants throughout Maryland and Washington, DC. The principal owners are Raul Mejia and Shannon Crisp, whose combined business experience brings high levels of customer service and over twenty-five years of brand development in Mid-Atlantic region.

Our mission is to seek out wines and spirits with unique character, which bring excitement and quality to our on and off premise partners.

Service

  • Honesty, respect and integrity govern all our actions
  • Staff trainings and tasting events are available for increased sell-through
  • Beverage Consulting:
    • Wine & Drink List
    • Product Mix
    • Shelf Configuration
  • Our ordering line is open until 11pm for next day delivery
    • Saturday deliveries are available
  • Temperature-controlled storage and delivery

Territory

Washington, DC
State of Maryland

Employment

Craft Wine & Spirits is a family owned company and considers its employees part of the family. We value each member of our team and welcome friendly, outgoing people to apply to join us.

For further inquiries, please call CWS, LLC at 202-803-6070



Kopper Kettle Virginia Whiskey
Belmont Farms Distillery

The first in our Kopper Kettle line, our Virginia Whiskey is a unique product with many fans. Its starts off as a 3 grain whiskey and then soaks for 2 months with charred Virginia white oak and Virginia apple wood. Then we age it 4 years in oak barrels. Many of our customers enjoy it neat or with a splash of water for a beautiful, relaxing, sipping whiskey. However you choose to drink it, join the thousands that prefer it to all other aged whiskies.

Breckenridge Bourbon
Breckenridge Distillery

Breckenridge Bourbon won one of only three gold medals in its category awarded by the prestigious International Wine and Spirits Competition, won Bourbon of the Year 2012 at the International Whisky Competition, and achieved 96 points at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge NYC.

FEW Spirits Rye Whiskey
FEW Spirits

Whiskey Advocate: Craft Whiskey of the Year. Few Spirits Rye Whiskey is a combination of substantial amount of Rye grain, with enough Corn to add intricacy and sweetness, and a high ester yeast yielding lots of fruit flavors. Beverage Testing Institute: Top 5 Rye Whiskey in the World.

FEW Spirits Breakfast Gin
FEW Spirits

Master of Malt: Few Spirits set out to make the perfect morning gin. The elegant and refreshing qualities of Earl grey are well displayed here, alongside bergamot's unique citrus characteristics and fresh juniper along with a touch of peppermint and violet fragrance on the mid-palate, and a lingering sweetness with a burst of cinnamon for good measure. 'Fresh' is very much the word at the forefront of my mind when tasting this - just the ticket for enjoying with brunch.

Delord Armagnac 25 Years Old
Heavenly Spirits

This superb blend displays flavors or cocoa, spices, vanilla, raisins, walnut and cinnamon. Its finish is long, silky and biscuity. 25 years old.

JM Salted Caramel
Jackson Morgan Southern Cream

Salted caramel is Jackson Morgan Southern Cream’s most requested flavor with a delectable balance of caramel and real dairy cream. Mix with blueberry vodka for Jackson Morgan’s signature cocktail, The Blue Mule. Best served chilled. Silver, 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Silver Outstanding, 2015 International Wine and Spirits Competition. Gold, 2015 Best Tasting Spirits.

Koloa Spice Hawaiian Rum
Koloa Rum Company

Koloa Spice Rum is produced from a proprietary spice blend, golden wheat in color, with hints of spice cake on the nose. It is extremely well-balanced with a hint of caramel and vanilla and a long, smooth finish. 2012 Silver Medal, San Francisco Spirits Competition. 2011 Bronze Medal, Miami Rum Renaissance Festival.

Lyon Dark Rum
Lyon Distilling

Lyon Distilling Company is Maryland's premier craft distillery, producing truly artisan spirits by transforming raw ingredients into splendid liquor, step by step, in very small batches, using traditional pot stills. In homage to the historical trajectory of Maryland distilling, Lyon launched at the end of 2013 with a signature line of rums - the most authentic, original American spirit - distilled from molasses & sugar cane, in batches of less than 100 bottles each. The Dark Rum is unbelievably smooth at 90 proof - with a rich, smoky caramel flavor and a truly unique profile. Stellar on it's own neat, on the rocks, or mixed into your favorite rum cocktail.

Cody Road Rye Whiskey
Mississippi River Distilling Company

Handmade from 100% local rye purchased from Dave and Jim Wherry in Fulton, Illinois. Our rye is a unique spirit that showcases the wonderful spiciness of this one-of-a-kind grain along with the delicate fruitiness that is often lost in rye whiskies. Rye is known for being a bold and spicy grain. We distill it very cleanly so you can experience a sweet fruitiness that is unexpected from rye. Then the signature spiciness will linger in the back of your mouth. Let it set in the glass for a few minutes and taste the complexities of rye as they soar from your glass.

Two James Johnny Smoking Gun Whiskey
Two James Spirits

Johnny Smoking Gun is a story of East Meets West. A Whiskey crafted specifically to compliment the “umami” of the rich pork and fish broths of Japanese cuisine. This delicate smoky blend of 70% corn and 30% rye will surely not disappoint. Enjoy! 87 Proof

Diamond Mtn. District Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Von Strasser

“DMD” is an elegant expression of Diamond Mountain District. This blend of six single vineyards all within this AVA offers a softer, approachable style highlighted by its fruit forward nature. Immediate nose is pleasing with dark fruit of blueberry, blackberry and leather layered with flavors of licorice, coffee, pomegranate and subtle earthy undertones. Wrap it up with supple tannins to enjoy now or up to 10 years.

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