Route One Apparel launches "Thirsty Turtle" website for alcohol sales

Route One Apparel, the area’s original online source for trendy and affordable Maryland pride apparel and accessories, is expanding into online alcohol sales with the launch of its new site, Thirsty Turtle, found at Named for the former College Park bar that inspired the first Route One Apparel design, Thirsty Turtle offers a wide selection of beer, wine, and liquor from Maryland-based breweries and distilleries.

Spirits from five local brands are currently available on the site, including:

  • BC Brewery, Hunt Valley, Md.
  • Tobacco Barn Distillery, Hollywood, Md.
  • Blackwater Distilling Inc., Stevensville, Md.
  • McClintock Distilling; Frederick, Md.
  • Tenth Ward Distilling Company; Frederick, Md.
  • Shmidt Spirits; Beltsville, Md.
  • Twin Valley; Rockville, Md.

Route One Apparel is currently in talks with more than 60 additional brands and plans to grow the site’s selection significantly in the coming weeks as it finalizes new partnerships.

“As Route One Apparel has grown over the past 10 years, we have expanded our focus to support and promote as many other local businesses as possible, and we are thrilled to now partner with Maryland’s rich community of breweries and distilleries,” said Ali von Paris, owner and CEO, Route One Apparel. “We see our Thirsty Turtle site as a win for everyone involved, as customers can now have their favorite local spirits delivered directly to their homes, and our partners have a new outlet to sell and distribute their products online. We’re excited to see this project grow as we continue adding new brands and collaborating on designs for merchandise as well.”

Thirsty Turtle from Route One Apparel can be found at Visitors and customers must be age 21 years or over.  

Want to sell your alcohol on Thirsty Turtle? Apply here:

About Route One Apparel

Route One Apparel is the area’s original online source for trendy and affordable Maryland pride apparel and accessories. Founded by Ali von Paris in 2010 from within her dorm room at University of Maryland, Route One Apparel now offers more than 3,000 unique products and designs that let customers make a “STATE-ment” and express their love of their state, city, professional and collegiate sports teams. Available online and at select retailers, Route One Apparel merchandise can be seen sported by local icons and fans of all ages across Maryland. To learn more, visit


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