Philadelphia Distilling is offering a special behind the scenes look into the distillery where all the magic happens. On Saturday, May 9th only, you can take a tour of the Northeast Philadelphia distillery while learning about how Bluecoat American Dry Gin, Bluecoat Barrel Finished Gin, Penn 1681 Vodka, Vieux Carre Absinthe and The Bay Seasoned Vodka are made, and meeting the team of distillers.
Two one-hour tours of the distillery are available that day, at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person and you can purchase them here.
Philadelphia Distilling [Official]
Starting on Monday, February 16th, the Ranstead Room is kicking off a series of cocktail classes. Each class focuses on a different spirit and participants will learn the fundamentals and techniques involved in making the drinks.
Classes are $44 per person and includes two drinks, snacks and tip. Classes are limited to 12 people per week, so call El Rey (215-563-3330) now to make your reservation.
The classes are taught by Ranstead Room bartenders Anna Henderer and Derek Moorer. The first week’s spirit is gin.
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It seems superfluous to come up with more programming than the obvious “drink whiskey and other spirits” for Philadelphia magazine’s Whiskey Festival & Fine Spirits Festival, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t more to the event that’s coming up on Thursday, October 23rd at Lincoln Financial Field.
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Early bird tickets for the 2014 Philadelphia WhiskeyFest & Fine Spirits Festival are now on sale. The 2014 WhiskeyFest will take place on Thursday, October 23rd at Lincoln Financial Field.
WhiskeyFest brings a wide selection of spirits from around the world including premium whiskey, scotch, malts, bourbon, rum, vodka, gin, tequila and more to a single location.
Discounted tickets are being offered from now until September 23rd. Early bird VIP tickets, which come with an extra hour-and-a-half of sampling plus access to exclusive spirits, a behind-the-scenes tour of Lincoln Financial Field and Fine Wine & Good Spirits gift card are currently $30 off (now $120) and general tickets are $15 off (now $80).
Buy tickets now for 2014 Whiskeyfest [EventBrite]
2014 WhiskeyFest: Whiskey and Fine Spirits Festival [Philadelphia Magazine]
Every other week distilleries drop in at the Trestle Inn for complimentary tastings, drink specials and some distillery swag.
Tonight it is Cutty Sark with Cutty Sark Prohibition whisky.
On Thursday, January 29th, Western Grace Brandy will be in the house.
The fun kicks off at 6 p.m.
Trestle Inn [Foobooz]
Tomorrow, Thursday, October 10th, Percy Street will be hosting Dad’s hat Rye Whiskey in a “Meet the Distiller” tasting event with local distillers, John Cooper and Herman Mihalich. The event costs $30 and requires reservations. At this point there are under ten remaining.
The tasting will consist of: a range of Dad’s Hat whiskeys, along with two cocktails, plus some light fare from Percy Street chef-owner Erin O’Shea.
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2013 Philadelphia Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival [Philadelphia magazine]
Dan McQuade ranks the best of Philadelphia’s Wine & Spirits shops with helpful notes about what you’ll find nearby and how long the lines get on New Year’s Eve.
La Colombe is promising to open a distillery at their new Fishtown roasterie. Here’s the first product shot of their rum. The coffee roaster is also promising a coffee flavored liquor.
We were impressed back in October 2012 when we learned that Center City red meat emporium Del Frisco’s had purchased nearly $900,000 worth of wine and spirits through the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board the year prior. But in our most recent report, Del Frisco’s (and two other spots) break the $1 million mark.
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