Philadelphia Distilling Is Now Open – They Have The Cutest Gift Shop Too

Bluecoat American Dry Gin, Pennsylvania’s first craft spirit of the modern century, welcomes guests to its new 15,000 sq. ft. state-of- the-art distillery in Fishtown as it celebrates it’s Grand Opening Today February 20th from 1pm-9:30pm. (you’re off from work go on over.)  The distillery will be opened to the public four days a week, Thursday through Sunday; and is available for rental for events 7 days a week. Thursday night they held a friends, family and hospitality party where their famous gin was served along with lite bites.


Andrew Auwerda, president and co-founder of Philadelphia Distilling, makers of Blue Coat American Dry Gin and Abby King, writer at Huffington Post.  Instagram and FB followers of mine might remember the story of the women who lost her engagement ring at Little Lion or at 18th and Walnut Sts. You all went to work looking for it. She eventually found it at home, but we’re forever grateful for your concern.

Distilling Combining old school craftsmanship with evolving modern techniques to create a unique portfolio of premium spirits, the distillery floor features hand-hammered 2500L copper pot stills from the fifth-generation Forsyth family in Scotland, and four open-top wooden fermentation vessels, constructed by the Hall-Woolford Tank Co., an iconic Philadelphia-based family business using the building technique since 1854.

Kendall Pagano and Nicholas Pagano

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The elevator which leads to the 4th floor event space with the killer view of Philly, which wasn’t ready yet on Thursday night. Two more weeks they promise. I can’t wait to see the view.


Rob Thompson and Gracie Foreman

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Meredith Z. Avakian-Hardaway, Bar Association, Ian Michael Crumm on point with the grey hair and Rosella LaFevre

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WOGL Radio Host Marilyn Russell and Laura Baddish.

WOGL Radio Host Marilyn Russell and Laura Baddish sign the Phila Distillery Declaration

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Philadelphia Distilling has a gift shop.

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In addition to the production floor, the historic building houses a tasting room, cocktail bar and lounge, private event space, outdoor patio, and retail store, offering a $3 merchandise credit with every used full sized Philadelphia Distilling bottle return. HD1_5767 (Custom) HD1_5770 (Custom) HD1_5772 (Custom)
Tours & Tastings kick off February 23rd and will be available to book every: Thursday 4pm & 6pm, Friday 4pm & 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 2pm, 4pm, 6pm. For more information or to book your tour, please visit HD1_5775 (Custom)
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There’s also a time capsule they’ll be sealing today filled with product and newsworthy material noting the day.
Meet me 2/20/42 to watch the opening and try 25 year age gin and whiskey.

Philadelphia Distilling is located at  25 E Allen St, Philadelphia, PA 19123 or as I like to say, it’s right next door to
The Fillmore, and there’s plenty of parking.