Our "tasting room" basically operates like a cocktail bar. We provide free samples, sell whiskey by the glass and serve cocktails as well as sell full bottles. We also do free distillery tours every Saturday at 3:00 and 4:00PM. If you can't make it out for a tour; you can still view most of the distillery production area from the tasting room. We are open regularly on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 10:00PM, Friday Evenings from 5:00 - 11:00PM, Saturdays from 2:00 - 11:00PM and Sundays from 2:00 - 8:00PM. Please check our Facebook page for the most up-to-date info on hours, tours and events! Reservations are not needed to visit the distillery during regular hours, or to participate in a Saturday tour.
Our distillery is located in the old Walter Schnader tobacco warehouse. Originally built in 1900, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990. In addition to the distillery the building also houses a recording studio and a craft brewery. We also do free distillery tours every Saturday.
We have taken traditional methods and adapted them with modern knowledge and techniques in order to create an un-aged whiskey that will stand on its own. Our Rye is both an award winning end product in its own right, and also the first step of what will be a fine aged whiskey.
We proudly present our traditional un-aged small batch rye whiskey made from the local grains and distilled in our handmade copper pot still at our facility in Lancaster, PA. Our rye whiskey is produced in small batches, yielding a dry, spicy flavor, for a traditional spirit full of character.
The original cocktail; described in 1806 as "a potent concoction of spirits, bitters, water, and sugar"
Thistle Finch White Rye, muddled orange and cherries, aromatic bitters and simple
First mentioned in 1870 by the Waukesha Plaindealer; a newspaper published in Wisconsin.
Thistle Finch White Rye and our fresh squeezed lemon sour mix.
The universally copied drink from Mr. Palmer's order at the bar in 1960 at the US Open in Denver, Colorado.
Thistle Finch White Rye, fresh brewed tea, lemonade, grenadine and bitters.