Former Philadelphia Eagles’ safety Malcolm Jenkins retired in March 2022 and since then work hasn’t stopped.
On June 20, the 34-year-old announced via social media that he joined Millstone Spirits Group. As a board member and investor, Jenkins plans to develop a whiskey from ingredients sourced exclusively from minority farmers.
I’ve officially joined Millstone Spirits Group as a Board Member and Investor. Along with @RobertJCassell, we plan to develop & distill a whiskey that creates equity in the craft spirits industry. Barley, wheat, rye, and corn sourced exclusively from Black and Brown farmers.
— Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) June 20, 2022
ANOTHER CAREER FOR MALCOLM JENKINS
Malcolm Jenkins will begin his new career with Millstone Spirits Group, based out of Kensington, Philadelphia. With the addition of the former Eagles’ safety, the board now has six members. They plan to create the first commercial whiskey sourced exclusively from corn, barley, wheat, and rye produced by Black and Brown farmers.
The Spirits Group hopes to address the lack of diversity in the industry. Selling grains directly to the distillery would be more profitable than selling in bulk with an aggregator, providing more opportunities for these farmers who lack current representation.
The whiskey, which has yet to be named, isn’t Jenkins’ first social mission. He has also been committed to better civilian oversight of the police to help Philadelphia citizens trust those in blue, and teaching children how to build wealth.
Production will begin this fall, which correlates with the farmers’ calendar. The whiskey barrels will then be aged for two to four years.
Malcolm invested an undisclosed amount of money on the investment; however, it’s likely to pay off. The safety retired as an NFL Great. Completing 1,044 combined tackles, 21 interceptions, 20 forced fumbles, and 11 fumble recoveries, whatever the two-time Super Bowl champion and three-time Pro Bowler puts his hands on, succeeds.