September 2, 2014
The buzz is building for one of the sweetest festivals of fall as the annual Philadelphia Honey Festival flies through Philly this weekend, September 5-7, now in its fifth year. Presented by the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild, the Honey Festival includes three days of bee-related activities at three different locations across the city. Celebrate the hardworking […]Read more»
March 26, 2014
Pennsylvania sure has the spirit(s). With the help of two business partners, master distiller Rob Cassell turned his passion for spirits into Philadelphia Distilling, the first thriving craft distillery in Pennsylvania since Prohibition. In 2006, the company introduced Bluecoat Gin, an award-winning floral spirit. Its recognizable blue-glass bottle has become a solid fixture on the […]Read more»
June 10, 2013
Update: Due to inclement weather, this event has been postponed until Thursday, June 20. Don’t be late for this very important date! From 6 to 9 p.m. this Thursday, June 13, the Philadelphia History Museum at The Atwater Kent invites guests to don their most elaborate hats and Cheshire Cat-sized smiles for Cocktails in the […]Read more»
October 31, 2012
Upon its opening almost two decades ago, Stephen Starr’s Continental Old City strove to be considered the martini bar in Philadelphia. Their way of giving a heads up to the city that they’ve still got it: an entire month of celebrating local spirits, and serving them on the cheap. This November is “Local Spirit Month” […]Read more»
October 15, 2012
Prohibition, the alcohol-free period in American history between 1919 and 1933, made a huge cultural impact on our nation and continues to be an influential, intriguing slice of history today. From TV shows like HBO’s Atlantic City-set Boardwalk Empire to festive 1920s celebrations around the city, the Philadelphia region toasts to Prohibition all year long. […]Read more»
September 24, 2012
How’s this for an intriguing event title: “A Shaken and Stirred Evening: How the American Cocktail Went Global”? On Thursday, September 27, hosted by the Young Friends of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, guests will trace the history of cocktails from the ubiquitous rum punch of the 17th century all the way to the flirtini […]Read more»
Watch the video above to meet Rob Cassell, Co-Founder of Philadelphia Distilling, and learn what he wishes more people knew about in Philadelphia.
With the help of two business partners, Master Distiller Cassell turned his passion for spirits into the first thriving craft distillery in Pennsylvania since Prohibition.
First, in 2006, the company introduced the world to Bluecoat Gin, an award-winning floral spirit made from certified-organic botanicals and distinguished by its smooth finish.
The 8,000 square-foot, Northeast Philadelphia-based distillery has since followed up that early success with Penn 1681 Rye Vodka, a spirit made with organic local rye, and Vieux Carre Absinthe Supérieure, the first absinthe to be legally distilled, bottled and sold in the East Coast of the United States in 100 years.
Learn more in the video above.
12285 McNulty Road
Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Watch the video above to meet Rob Cassell, Co-Founder of Philadelphia Distilling, and learn what he wishes more people knew about in Philadelphia. With the help of two business partners, Master Distiller Cassell turned his passion for spirits into the first thriving craft distillery in Pennsylvania since Prohibition. First, in 2006, the company introduced the […]Read more»