Thank you to Amanda Schuster for including Stoll and Wolfe in her recent “All About Rye” for Alcoholprofessor. Honored to be mentioned among such amazing company. It’s an exciting time to be a producer of Craft Whiskey; reviving nearly extinct traditions while exploring the possibilities of the future.
Here’s an excerpt:
Stoll & Wolfe is a modern brand produced in Lancaster County, PA, founded by former Michter’s distiller (back when it was still known as Pennsylvania whiskey)—the late Dick Stoll—and entrepreneur Erik Wolfe. Unlike most PA rye, theirs is decidedly fruit forward, with an almost bourbon-like leatheriness. “The Pennsylvania Rye we produce is the same mash bill and recipe Dick Stoll learned from his mentor Charlie Beam ,” says Wolfe. “It’s unique to Eastern Pennsylvania due to the inclusion of corn. Lancaster County is the most productive non-irrigated farmland in the US. A large portion of that is corn. Our mash bill reflects that with 30% local corn. Dick believed the sweetness of the corn provided a nice counterpoint to the rye and made the spice notes of the whiskey more pronounced on the tongue.”