• Thursday , 22 February 2018

Taste and Tour at Philadelphia Distilling’s New Location in Fishtown

Photos, story by Dana Prophet

Gaining popularity in the 17th century and still going strong today, gin lovers can tell you they appreciate the herbal flavors derived from juniper berries and citrus that make a wonderful array of cocktails.

In the past, gin was once used for medicinal reasons. As you devour a cocktail, tell yourself that you are indeed “drinking to your health”. Now you no longer need to rely on imported gin, we can covet our own hometown made, award-winning Bluecoat® American Dry Gin.

Philadelphia Distilling relocated to a prime location in Fishtown much to the praise of anyone who truly appreciates a classic cocktail such as Gin and Tonic, Negroni, Gimlet, and of course Martini (which should always be stirred and not shaken).

Visitors can schedule a tour to explore Philadelphia Distilling’s operation room where the gin is made, a tasting room and liquor store (where you can buy your own Bluecoat® American Gin or Barreled Finish Gin and branded merchandise). That’s not all, you can rent the space for events and spend time in the warmer months on the outdoor patio.

Everything Philadelphia Distilling related (from T-shirts to gin) within the store.

A cute couple tastes the various cocktails available throughout the night.

Melissa Virgo serves up delightful 1776 cocktails.

A beautiful wall of gin.

1776 was one of many favorite cocktails served.

The Bee’s Knees is aptly named. A mixture of Bluecoat American Dry Gin® or Bluecoat Barrel Finished Gin®, fresh lemon juice and simple syrup.

Ladies dance to the music 90s boy bands while enjoying the amazing cocktails such as the Penns Woods.

A lovelier collection of blue cannot be found.

Waiting for the big reveal while tasting light bites and delicious cocktails.

Observing a slideshow of the construction progress of Philadelphia Distilling. Guests greet each other and marvel at their surroundings.

Co-founder Andrew Auwerda unveils where the Bluecoat magic will happen.

Yes! The Distilling Room.

The huge tanks can make 1,300 bottles of Bluecoat in 11 hours.

Distiller Aaron Selya gives the tour.

Comfortable couches and chairs line the Tasting Room.

Distillers Ryan Scheswohl and Aaron Selya graciously holds a brief gin-themed Q&A.

Huge oak containers waiting for the next batch of gin.

A skillful bartender making the most tantalizing gin cocktails.

Fans of gin must try this! Sparks Shot Tower Cocktail: Smooth Bluecoat Barrel Finished Gin, ginger, lemon and beet juice.

You can feel the love and care with every cocktail.

Schedule your own tour and taste the cocktails!Contact Bluecoat American Dry Gin & Philadelphia Distilling
25 East Allen St., Philadelphia, PA 19123.

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