First Look: Philadelphia Distilling’s New Home


philadelphia-distilling-1000-frankford-940Today, Philadelphia Distilling, makers of Blue Coat American Dry Gin, The Bay Vodka, Penn 1681 Vodka and other spirits announced it is moving to the Ajax Metal Building at 1000 Frankford Avenue this fall. The building is also the home to Live Nation’s upcoming music venue, The Fillmore.

The distillery will add 13,000 square feet in the move from Northeast Philadelphia as well as a tasting room, bottle shop, event space, restaurant and outdoor patio.

“We’re excited to share our award-winning spirits with thousands of Philadelphians and visitors,” says President and Co-Founder Andrew Auwerda.

Upon opening, tastings and guided tours will be offered several times a week. The attraction should certainly play well with the music venue, and the nearby Yards Brewery, which packs local and out-of-town tourists in every weekend. Auwerda said “we look forward to contributing to the city’s burgeoning food, drink and cultural scene.”

Philadelphia Distilling [Official]