Our Story:
Crafting a Legacy


Our Journey Through Time

Explore the captivating story of True Standard Distilling through a visual tour of our brand’s rich history. Discover the milestones and moments that have defined our journey and transformed us into the brand we are today.


Rum Revelations in Costa Rica

Brian’s adventure began in Costa Rica, where he first discovered his profound love for rum, setting the stage for his future endeavors.

January 12, 2011

Hawaiian Dreams Begin

The winds of fate brought Brian to Kailua Kona, Hawaii, for what he would consider to be his dream job. Amidst the stunning landscapes, his passion for distilling took root and ideas started brewing.

May 15, 2015

New Beginnings in Maryland

A new chapter unfolded as Brian moved to Maryland, bringing him one step closer to his distilling dreams.

June 16, 2018

Tying the Knot

Love and spirits entwined as Brian and Ashley tied the knot, blending their lives and future ambitions.

September 2018

Blueprints of a Dream

Dreams began to crystallize into plans for True Standard Distilling, a venture that would soon capture the essence of their shared vision.

January 14, 2019

Welcome, Oxford

Oxford, the newest member, joined Brian and Ashley’s growing family, marking another milestone in their personal and entrepreneurial journey.

October 24, 2019

Ordering the Still

A significant leap forward, Brian visited and ordered the custom still from Vendome Copper & Brass Works, a crucial step in bringing TSD to life.

July 30, 2021

Founding the Distillery Home

They closed on the future home of True Standard Distilling, laying the foundation for their dream 

August 25, 2021

Family Endeavor Takes Shape

True Standard Distilling became a family endeavor, with research and development turning into a collective family affair.

February 1, 2022

Construction Commences

Construction began on the distillery, turning their visions into a tangible reality.

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