The March First Story began in 1803 when Ohio was granted Statehood. Since that extraordinary time in our Nation’s History, Ohio has had a strong tradition of industry excellence, and quality breweries are no exception. March First launched production in 2017 with an unconventional “distribution first” strategy, backed up by a focus on product consistency and excellence. March First’s mission is to create an ever-growing number of well paying, rewarding, and sustainable American jobs by producing the highest quality, handcrafted adult beverages, designed to make the world a happier place.
March First Brewing and Distilling’s Sycamore Whiskeys are produced to celebrate Christian Waldschmidt, a veteran of the American Revolution and businessman. In 1794, he started a new community at a site on the Little Miami River in Sycamore Township, Ohio. He built a general store, a blacksmith shop, a church, Ohio's first paper mill and one of Cincinnati's first distilleries. Today, March First produces only the finest whiskeys just a short distance from that original settlement in Sycamore Township to celebrate Waldschmidt's distilling heritage and rugged pioneering spirit.
America is the greatest country on the planet. Despite all of her flaws, no one does it better. Sometimes, the fastest way to get Americans to do something is to tell us we can't or shouldn't. So naturally, against all of their betters' advice, March First decided to make a super premium American vodka. They wanted it to be very smooth and drinkable, even for those purists who just like it in a martini or on the rocks. They use only the finest ingredients and even added a hint of Ohio apples for that incredible smoothness. The original Voltage Vodka was released in December 2017... because they’re free and they could.