“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.
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Thank you to MainLineToday.com for the Stoll & Wolfe mention in their September 2018 Article Where to Stay, Eat and Explore in Lancaster County.
“This Fall ditch your preconceived notions of Lancaster County. For an upscale experience, the area has plenty to offer. From First Class Accommodations and Dining to a rich slate of recreational activities and culture.
While Lancaster County still offers scenic, family owned farms and honors the rich agricultural traditions of our past, there’s also many new options to explore including restaurants, craft beverage producers (whiskey, beer, wine & mead), museums, galleries, and much more.”
Click here to read the rest of the article and learn more about their recommendations for your next visit.
Big thank you to everyone who came out to support this year’s Lititz Beer Fest! With over 60 breweries and 3,500 attendees plus food, vendors & bands it takes an army of volunteers to make it happen. Very big thank you to everyone who donated time, energy and funding.
From their site, “The Lititz Craft Beer Fest is a charitable fundraiser event presented by the Lititz AMBUCS, a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer service organization, in partnership with WCAA. All proceeds from the event will be used by the AMBUCS for charitable purposes in support of their mission, which is providing independence and mobility for people with disabilities.” Click here to visit their site.
Our Distillery and Tasting Room is located in a renovated grain mill built in the mid 1850’s by Amos Bomberger. Located in historic Lititz, PA and surrounded by Lancaster County farmland, the mill’s location adjacent to now unused railroad tracks stands as a reminder of the large amounts of grain exported.
The mill changed hands several times operating as a bakery, feed store, and paint shop just to name a few.
During renovations we uncovered a small room under the Tasting Room with a ladder and a hoist. Seems like the mill used the space to store molasses before mixing into livestock feed. Since there was no refrigeration and locally we maintain a constant below ground temp of mid 50’s, it was an efficient way to keep the molasses cool and prolong spoilage.
Below is a blank receipt from the last owner of the mill, Elmer Eby. Very thankful to have purchased the receipt, returning it home and adding it to our collection.
Horting’s Rye Whiskey, distilled by John C. Horting less than a mile from our Tasting Room in Lititz prior to Prohibition. Although distilled here in Lititz, much of the whiskey was sold via retail in Lancaster City (as indicated by the label and link below). For Lancaster County residents, the building is the current home to M&E Roofing located behind The Gatehouse.
Bricks from the distillery where Horting distilled now support our back bar and a portion of our whiskey still. Happy to add this one to the collection and can only hope one of our bottles brings so much excitement to a future generation. For more information on Horting, his distillery and other associated businesses, click here.