Thank you to Jenn Ladd and the Philadelphia Inquirer for their recent article on the history of Rosen Rye Whiskey in Pennsylvania.
Before there were Philly cheesesteaks, there was Pennsylvania rye. In the 19th century, the strong, spicy whiskey developed a reputation that stretched coast to coast, as synonymous with the Keystone State as Kentucky and bourbon or California and wine.Jenn Ladd, Philadelphia Inquirer
Jenn joined us at the historic Thompson Neely Grist Mill in New Hope, PA for the milling of the 2020 Rosen harvest where we had the opportunity to discuss one of our favorite topics – the past, present and future of Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey.
Erik Wolfe, Stoll’s partner and protege in the distillery, remembers handing Stoll a measuring flask of freshly distilled Rosen rye“to not only judge the proof, but get his approval.”
“The moment between handing it to him and him taking the sip was one of the longest moments in my life,” Wolfe says. “Just seeing that ear-to-ear smile … it was a huge relief.”
Then he thought: “Oh man, we can’t mess this up.”
Thank you again to Laura Fields, Greg Roth, Robert McDonald and the team of people who helped make this historic journey possible.
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