Honored to announce Stoll and Wolfe received two Silver Medals at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Stoll and Wolfe Bourbon and Rye Blend and Stoll and Wolfe Pennsylvania Rye both took home honors in their respective categories.
Silver Medal Criteria: Outstanding spirits that show refinement, finesse, and complexity; these winners are among the best examples of their catagories.
About San Fransisco World Spirits Competition: Founded in 2000 as a way to recognize exceptional products in Spirits Industry, considered by many as the most influential spirits competition in the world, judged by recognized experts in the industry.
Join us Friday, April 5th 2019 for the American Whiskey Convention hosted by the Delaware Valley Fields Association at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology. We’ll be on hand to pour our award winning Bourbon & Rye Whiskeys. Legendary Master Pennsylvania Distiller Dick Stoll will be there to talk PA Whiskey Past, Present and Future.
“Mr. Stoll is the last member of a near extinguished legacy of distillers pre-dating the country itself; representing generations of dedication, commitment and skill hand crafting Pennsylvania Whiskey. Mr. Stoll began his distilling career in 1955 as a laborer and worked his way up to his role as master distiller of Pennsylvania’s Michter’s Distillery. Trained by C Everett Beam in both the Beam Family and Historical Pennsylvania Style, Dick served as both Master Distiller and unofficial steward of Pennsylvania-made whiskey. He is also, notably, the distiller behind the famed and highly collectible A.H. Hirsch Bourbon.”
“The American Whiskey Convention is an annual event, hosted by the Delaware Valley Fields Foundation, where you’ll interact with whiskey experts, distillers, maltsters and farmers. Each year, we create an event that celebrates American-made products and the men and women that craft them. We aim to educate and entertain our guests with exciting event venues, interactive displays, expert whiskey vendors, custom catering, and educational forums. Our guests participate in a grand tasting event, enjoy tailored items, accessories, straight-edge shaves, handmade luxury goods, jewelry and more. All of this takes place within the city of Philadelphia, a city rich with American whiskey history. We have returned whiskey to the state of Pennsylvania where American rye whiskey was born.” Follow links for more on the American Whiskey Convention and the Delaware Valley Fields Foundation.
“It’s under a two-hour drive from Philadelphia, but Lancaster County may as well be a world away. Drive carefully—it won’t be long before you come upon an Amish horse and buggy, making you feel as if you’ve been transported back to a simpler time. Of course, it’s not all country cooking and shoo fly pie; the towns of Lancaster, Leola, and Lititz are buzzing with energy—and bars and restaurants, too.
Just off the main street of Lititz, PA, Stoll & Wolfe Distillery is proudly reviving the art of whiskey making in Pennsylvania. Stoll, an octogenarian, trained with Jim Beam at a now-shuttered nearby distillery, and Wolfe is the brains and engine behind the business, with youthful ambition and energy. Together, they’re making waves in the spirits world; and despite their small-town origins, they’ve been named one of the top three rye whiskeys in the U.S.
The tasting room, where you can sample the tipples that have earned them recognition, is just off the main street; it has an inviting ambience, with dark walls and exposed brick, where you’re as likely to sit next to a spirits aficionado couple as you are a group of friends having fun.” Read the full article here.
To learn more about Stoll and Wolfe Distillery or plan your next visit, click here.
Santa gets lots of milk & cookies. Want to help save Christmas? Place some Stoll & Wolfe under the tree this Holiday Season. Need some help trying to decide exactly which bottle to gift? Visit our Holiday Buying Guide to help find the perfect gift for all the adults on your list both naughty and nice.
Give the gift of awesome this Holiday Season with a Stoll & Wolfe Gift Card. Our Gift Cards come in any amount, go with any outfit, never go out of style, are always the perfect size, pair nicely with steak, chicken or fish, vegan friendly and are guaranteed to please even the most discerning of recipients.
Don’t have time to stop by or giving a gift from out of town? No problem. Call or email today and we’ll get you sorted.
Naughty or Nice it’s easy to find something for all the adults on your gift list this Holiday Season. Have questions? Our Whiskey Buying Guide will help walk you through the flavors of each release. Prefer Vodka or Gin? We’ve got those too.
Have more questions or need additional help? We’re happy to help you find the perfect gift. Call or visit our Tasting Room where our team will guide you.
We also offer GIFT CERTIFICATES in any amount available via phone or in our Tasting Room.
“Whether or not you’re a whiskey drinker, it’s difficult to imagine Lancaster’s countryside filled with rye fields and dotted with distilleries. Such a scenario existed during the 18th and early 19th centuries. According to an article read before the Lancaster County Historical Society in the 1920s, 183 distilleries had existed in Lancaster County in 1813. Twenty-seven years later, just ahead of the temperance movement and the Civil War, the county total fell to 102 distilleries (along with 135 grist mills and eight breweries).
A Perfect Recipe
What was the reason behind the proliferation of distilleries? A need grew out an abundance of rye grain harvested across the region’s farmlands. A surplus of rye could fall plague to ergot mold, a hallucinogenic, which some theorize spurred on the Salem Witch Trials. Rather than let crops go to waste, farmers could preserve their rye yield and turn it into a tradable commodity, a currency by the gallon or barrel.”
Click here to read the full article on the Lancaster County Magazine Site.
Boehm Transitions to Beam
“If I may interject a bit of foreshadowing before we temporarily depart from the subject of Kentucky, it’s of note that many early frontier-bound settlers traveled through Pennsylvania. Jacob Boehm was one of them, emigrating from Germany in 1740 to what is now Berks County, which was once a part of Lancaster County. The Boehm family owned land purchased from William Penn in Willow Street, where the Boehm Chapel stands to this day. The family name later changed to one you may find more familiar, “Beam,” which we see today on thousands of bourbon bottles from Kentucky. In 1788, Jacob moved to Kentucky ahead of a legal revolution in the distilling community.”
Click here to read the full article on the Lancaster County Magazine Site.
Busy with Thanksgiving prep (and life) with no time to grab a bottle to grace your Thanksgiving table? Never fear. With expanded Tasting Room Hours, locations across the Keystone State, and an old fashioned can do attitude – you’re sure to score a bottle to make your table a little brighter.
To Purchase Bottles in Harrisburg, Hershey, Lancaster, Reading, York, Philadelphia click here. In Pittsburgh? Visit Pennsylvania Libations in The Strip for a full line of Stoll and Wolfe and Lititz Springs products.
From Stoll and Wolfe Family to You and Yours – Happy Thanksgiving!
Pittsburgh, here we come. Headed back to our home away from home Pennsylvania Libations to debut our Cask Strength Bourbon and Cask Strength Rye Whiskey in the Steel City this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Both pair nicely with turkey and instantly make house guests & relatives more palatable.
Here’s What We’re Pouring:
Stoll & Wolfe Single Barrel Cask Strength Bourbon
Aged 5 Years. Unfiltered. Bottled at 116 Proof.
Stoll & Wolfe Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye Whiskey
Aged 2 Years. Unfiltered. Bottled at 106 Proof.
Stoll & Wolfe PA Libations Single Barrel Vol. 1
Aged 2 Years. Unfiltered. Bottled at 90 Proof.
Stoll & Wolfe Bourbon & Rye Whiskey Blend
80% Bourbon Aged 5 Years blended with 20% Rye Whiskey Aged 2 Years. 86 Proof.
Stoll & Wolfe Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey
Straight Rye Whiskey Aged 2 Years in 30 Gallon Barrels. Bottled at 90 Proof.
What’s Your “Favorite” and or “Best” Whiskey? And the Question We Wish We Were Asked More Often.
We often are asked, “What’s the Best Whiskey” and or “What’s Your Favorite?”
Best whiskey is fairly straightforward but usually not the answer they’re hoping to receive. In our opinion the best whiskey is the one you enjoy most. Everyone perceives tastes differently and what tastes great to me may be unenjoyable to you. That also goes for straight or on the rocks. Personal preference should dictate.
Favorite whiskey? That’s a tough one to answer only because of the many variables that go into the final decision. The location, time of day, and even the food (or lack thereof) all influences our answer.
The question we’d like to hear more any tell people even when they don’t ask – what makes a good whiskey? Since you asked. In our opinion, a good whiskey is one that has a pleasant synergy of beginning middle and end flavors. Much like any good creation, it’s better than the sum of its individual elements.