Philadelphia Distilling moving from its original Northeast Philly facility into more expansive headquarters in Fishtown in the fall of 2017. The lauded company produces such spirits as Bluecoat American Dry Gin, Bluecoat Barrel Finished Gin, Vieux Carre absinthe, The Bay seasoned vodka and Penn 1681 vodka.
As a great source of local pride, Philadelphia Distilling lead to the boom of new artisan spirit producers in the region.
The company’s new location - the historic Ajax Metal Building at 1000 Frankford Avenue - overlooks the Delaware River waterfront and will also house Live Nation’s The Fillmore music venue. The 13,000 additional square feet will include a tasting room, private event space, bottle shop, restaurant and outdoor patio, in addition to the still where the small-batch products will be made onsite.
While the current facility holds tours on Saturdays, the new distillery will open its doors to the public for guided tours and tastings of products several times a week.