The countdown begins as we fill our first PA Rye Whiskey barrels with whiskey distilled in Lancaster County, PA. Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of delicious Rye Whiskey we distilled prior to opening to help pass the time.
To become American Straight Rye Whiskey we need at least 2 years of barrel aging in a charred, new oak barrel at 125 Proof or less. To carry on tradition taught by Charlie Beam to Dick Stoll, our Rye Whiskey is proofed down to 109 before entering the barrel. Stay tuned for updates on the whiskey as it ages on Facebook and Instagram.
At 9am this morning Dick Stoll opened the steam valve heating Rosen Rye mash for the first time in 50 years. Thank you to everyone who came out to witness the occasion. Now the mash is cooked and cooled, yeast is pitched and fermentation is bubbling away.
The project is made possible through tireless efforts by Delaware Valley Fields Foundation’s SeedSpark Campaign and the Agricultural Department at Penn State University in State College, PA. We’re thankful to be involved in such a historic project and appreciate their years of hard work and dedication to returning Rosen Rye to Pennsylvania.
Started in 2015 with only 5 ozs of grain sourced from the USDA, after four harvests there’s enough grain to spare 500lbs for distillation while ensuring enough seed for next year’s crop.
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.
To celebrate our upcoming 1 Year Anniversary – we’re announcing the impending start of our Stoll & Wolfe Single Barrel Series featuring both Bourbon & Rye Whiskeys released at varying proof, including Cask Strength releases.
Selected from our aging stock by legendary PA Master Distiller Dick Stoll, each barrel conveys distinctive aromas & flavors with every bottling offering a unique expression, untamed by blending and uncompromising in individual character.
Bottles will debut on Tasting Room Shelves on or around November 1st. Pricing tbd based on proof and total bottles per barrel.
Big Thank You to old friends & new who came out to Twisted Tail’s Whiskey Bonanza in Philadelphia. Over 160 whiskeys on hand representing distilleries around the globe and across Pennsylvania. Always a pleasure talking Whiskey past, present & future! Definitely an honor to be included in such esteemed company. If you missed this year’s event, keep an eye out for next year!
After two long years of waiting we present Stoll & Wolfe Straight Rye Whiskey.
Q: What’s Straight Rye Whiskey?
A: Rye Whiskey stored in charred new oak barrels for 2 years or more.
At 16 months our Rye Whiskey was Selected as #2 American Rye Whiskey in the United States in the 2018 Ultimate Spirits Competition. With more time in the barrel and an especially warm PA Summer the flavor has only developed increased character. Lots of allspice and caramel give way to rye spice and cinnamon.
Summertime and the livin’s easy(er) with a Grilled Peach Whiskey Sour. Made with fresh Lancaster County Peaches, Stoll & Wolfe Rye Whiskey, Brown Sugar, Maple Syrup. and Orange Bitters. It’s the perfect beverage for enjoying hammocks, patios, verandas, sunsets, fishing holes, gatherings, shindigs, and outings. Available in our Tasting Room in downtown Lititz while they last. Best enjoyed in good company.
Producer: Stoll & Wolfe. Distillers: MGP and Finger Lakes Distillery.
ABV: 43%. Blend: 80% bourbon, 20% rye. Batch 1.
“Stoll & Wolfe Distillery was called Bomberger’s before Michter’s owner Chatham Imports sued them over the use of the name. (It’s complicated…see Fred Minnick’s excellent site for the blow-by-blow.) Stoll & Wolfe has made the best of a bad situation with a beautiful new identity by David Cole (he of that stunning Yellowstone brand, the Laphroaig 15, and many more–the pic above is his), and they’ve also released a very tasty sourced whiskey blend while they get their own distilling up and running.
Batches 1 and 2 are a blend of 80% 2.5-year old MGP-sourced bourbon and 20% Finger Lakes Distilling 2-year-old rye.
Too young to impress? No, sir–not in the hands of the legendary Dick Stoll. Stoll was the last master distiller of the old PA-based Michter’s, and maker of the fabled A.H. Hirsch Bourbon, a.k.a. “The Best Bourbon You’ll Never Taste.” Anything he puts his hand to deserves a close look.
Batch 1, which I tried, is bright, fresh, delicate, making the best of the youth with a lovely rye herbaciousness. Light honey and chamomile on the nose. The palate adds green stem and barrel-aged grappa notes, and there’s fresh apple on the finish. Refreshing
Batch 3, which substitutes Death’s Door rye for the Finger Lakes, was due in fall 2015, but has been delayed by forced rebranding and relabeling after the lawsuit. Hang in there, Stoll & Wolfe–we’re all looking forward to more.” – BO