More than 30 years ago, in the heart of West Baltimore, the lives of three childhood friends were being shaped towards a future of success amongst the ever-present temptations and pitfalls that young inner-city males must face.
Rod, Regg and Will were each raised by single-mothers and grandmothers who taught them the importance of education, appreciation for arts, community involvement, sports and more, which helped open their minds up to opportunities inside Baltimore and beyond. These ideals created a framework for their entrepreneurial spirit as well as a yearning to travel and meet people of many places and backgrounds.
Their travels introduced each of them to new places, new ideas, and new appreciations for diverse qualities in people. Rod routinely found himself visiting extended family in the remoter parts of North Carolina. It was here, in the backwoods and open country during a family cookout that he was first introduced to what some of his cousins called: “Holy Water”.
Amidst laughter and friendly conversation, under the sun’s sweltering heat, these first sips of this crystal clear liquid served in a jar would eventually become the inspiration for what is Rams & Parrots.