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Best Lancaster PA Distilleries

January 28, 2021

Lancaster PA is home to a number of fantastic craft distilleries and we’re here to help you find and try them all!

It’s an exciting time in the distilling world and craft distilleries are popping up across the country.  Some distillers look to the local history to determine the types of spirits they produce, others create unique blends and flavors that push the envelope of imagination.  No matter what, our Lancaster County distillers are some of the best around and touring them while visiting the area is a great idea!

 

Here are a few of our favorite Lancaster County Distilleries:

Old Repbulic Distillery Tavern

3 Dutchland Ave, Ephrata, PA |  www.ordtavern.com OPEN Sundays Located in a converted 1777 barn in Ephrata, PA, the Old Republic Distillery Tavern is a crazy-cute bar offering creative cocktails and delicious food.  ORD has both indoor and outdoor seating and depending on the day of the week, they line up entertainment including Trivia and Live Music.  The tasting room offers drinks made with their own distilled vodkas, rums, whiskeys and moonshines. Samples can be tasted and ORD bottles, each bearing a story of PA history, can be purchased. PA beer and wines are available to drink on site.

Stoll & Wolfe

35 N Cedar St rear, Lititz, PA |  www.stollandwolfe.com OPEN Sundays Stoll & Wolfe Distillery, located in the super-popular small town of Lititz, produces whiskey using the recipe and methods passed down by the legendary PA Master Distiller, Dick Stoll.  Their award winning Rye and Bourbons celebrate 250 years of distilling history.  Located just a block off of Main Street, Stoll & Wolfe has both indoor and outdoor seating.  They have a food menu that includes delicious “snacks”, so this isn’t the place to go for lunch or dinner, but it’s definitely the place to go for an amazing drink!

Thistle Finch

17 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA |  www.thistlefinch.com OPEN Sundays Thistle Finch is a small-batch distillery featuring a warm, brick-walled tasting room & providing weekly tours.  Not only does Thistle Finch have wonderful house-made Ryes, Vodkas and Gins, but they make their own infusions as well, leading to some incredibly inventive cocktails!  Whether you are looking to learn about the history and process of distilling, searching for a cozy spot to hang out downtown, taking a tour, or you just want to relax with a drink and some quiet conversation—they’ve got what you’re looking for.

Spirits Distilling Company

2775 Lebanon Rd. Manheim, PA | www.spiritsdistillery.us OPEN Sundays With a slogan like, “Live Free, Dine Well and Drink in the Spirit!”, you know you’ve found a winner at Spirits Distilling Company in Manheim, PA!  They have traditional offerings like Vodka, Rum and Gin.  Add to that an array of seasonal /specialty blends like Egg Nog with Rum, Peppermint Schnapps, Saucy Apple Liqueur and Chocolate Rum Cream.  Spirits Distilling Co. will resurrect your love for mindfully hand-crafted small batch spirits while paying homage to iconic stories imbedding in Mount Hope’s soul.

You should definitely spend the night!

Now that you’ve seen all the wonderful distilleries in Lancaster, PA you should consider staying a night or two for the best experience.  Plan your stay at the Historic Smithton Inn’s hip boutique accommodations for a memorable getaway. Take a look at the Crimson Dove Suite w/fireplace and Jacuzzi tub and see how perfect our B&B is for your getaway! We can help you plan your trip with more ideas like this one. Enjoy a good night’s sleep in the king-size bed with a beautiful, hand-crafted canopy bed. Then, start the next day with a delicious homemade breakfast! You’ll love our Crunchy Baked French Toast, it’s definitely a guest favorite.   Book Your Trip Today