Bottoms up: Newly-retired ex-Eagles star (and N.J. native) has huge enterprise plans with a grain of fact

Bottoms up!

Former Philadelphia Eagles security Malcolm Jenkins is entering into the alcohol trade.

Philadelphia Enterprise Journal experiences Jenkins is “is teaming up with New Liberty Distillery dad or mum Millstone Spirits Group to launch a brand new whiskey sourced solely from elements produced by Black and Brown farmers.”

Robert Cassell, proprietor and grasp distiller at New Liberty Distillery in Philadelphia’s Olde Kensington neighborhood, and Jenkins will develop and distill a bourbon by sourcing barley, wheat, rye and corn solely from Black and Brown farmers. The product will intention to spotlight and handle the dearth of variety within the craft spirits trade, the duo stated.


Based on the report, Jenkins “has invested an undisclosed sum in Millstone Spirits Group. Jenkins has additionally grow to be a board member at Millstone Spirits Group as a part of the association.”

Philadelphia Enterprise Journal experiences manufacturing will start on the yet-to-be-named whiskey model within the fall and “ought to begin to hit cabinets inside 4 years.”

Jenkins, an East Orange, N.J. native who went to Piscataway Excessive College, introduced his retirement in March.

“If you happen to go into [football] then you recognize your profession goes to be over by the point you’re 34, then you definitely even have to grasp that that’s not going to be your objective,” stated Jenkins, who performed with the Eagles for six seasons from 2014-2019. “Now I have a look at the entire issues that we’re doing by way of Malcolm Inc., the entire individuals I’m doing enterprise with and all of the infrastructure we’re beginning to create, and it looks like that is strolling your objective and strolling in these abilities.”

Jenkins’ profession additionally included pair of stints with the New Orleans Saints. His resume options two Tremendous Bowl championships and three Professional Bowl choices.


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(NJ Advance Media’s Chris Franklin contributed to this report.)

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