Distillery Tours and Tastings

Production Tours and Guided Whiskey Tastings at Stoll and Wolfe

Experience 250 years of local whiskey making traditions as we demystify the process of transforming grain into whiskey. We’ll discuss the equipment, techniques and science behind the journey of grain to your glass.

Tours are offered most Saturdays and begin at 2pm. Tours cost $15, last 1 hour and include a Guided Tasting of 3 (.5oz) samples. Visit here for a list of available dates and to book online. Guests must be 21 or older to participate in tasting.

What’s a Guided Tasting?
Experience 3 (.5oz) pours of our award winning spirits as we discuss the art and science of tasting whiskey. Whether you’re a die hard whiskey fan or don’t know a brewery from a distillery – we’re true geeks who love to share.

Visit our Eventbrite Page for a Full Schedule of Events including Tours and Classes or to Purchase Tickets.

Want to arrange a Private Tasting for Your Group? Email us or call to learn more.

West Overton Whiskey Smash

West Overton Whiskey Smash Logo

Visit Stoll and Wolfe on November 16th at the 2019 West Overton Whiskey Smash. We’ll be on hand pouring our award winning whiskeys and talking Pennsylvania Whiskey past, present and future.

We’ll also be donating 1 of 50 bottles released of Stoll & Wolfe Un Aged Rosen Rye. Signed by Master Distiller Dick Stoll, this bottling is the first Rosen Rye sold in Pennsylvania in nearly 50yrs.

From the Whiskey Smash Site:

Bring your love of whiskey and join us for our 5th annual Whiskey Smash on Saturday, November 16th. The Whiskey Smash celebrates local craft distilleries and the re-surging popularity craft whiskey and distilled products. As our signature annual event, The Whiskey Smash, provides for ongoing preservation and interpretation efforts.

Distillers and representatives from Barrel 21 DistilleryDad’s Hat RyeLiberty Pole SpiritsRed Pump SpiritsStoll & Wolfe Distillery, and Tall Pines Distillery will be stationed throughout the museum sharing and discussing their products with attendees. Light fare, desserts, cocktails and beverages are included with admission. Live music from tribute vocalist Janie Poole will entertain with standards ranging from Patsy Cline to Motown Hits.  Join us learn about distilling and sample various whiskeys and spirits. This an evening you won’t forget!

To learn more about the event and purchase tickets click here.

2019 Whiskey Rebellion – Recap.

Thank you to everyone who braved the July heat and stopped by the inaugural Whiskey Rebellion Whiskey Tasting Tour in Washington, PA.

Always a pleasure to help celebrate 225 years of Pennsylvania Whiskey History while raising money for The Bradford House Historical Association.

Stoll and Wolfe Rye Whiskey and Stoll and Wolfe Bourbon Whiskey bottles on display at the Whiskey Rebellion Festival.
David Bradford House Donation Sign at 2019 Whiskey Rebellion Festival in Washington Pennsylvania.

Thank you to Liberty Pole Spirits family for inviting us to be a part of such a fun event and to Countryside Frame Shop for your hospitality. Rumor has it, plans are already in the works for next year’s festivities.

Whiskey Bonanza

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!

Twisted Tail Whiskey Bonanza

What Is a Whiskey Tasting?

 

IMG_0888What is a Whiskey Tasting?

Although a tasting can take many forms, we’re comparing multiple whiskeys using similarities and differences to better understand each spirit. Have fun! Unless you’re being paid to taste whiskey (if so, congratulations!), then the idea is to better your understanding and appreciation and to have fun while doing it. If you can’t smile and laugh during a whiskey tasting, then you might be doing it wrong.

How Many & How Much?

Amount you pour for your guests is up to you but will likely depend on the number of spirits you’ll sample. As a responsible host you don’t want to over serve guests, especially if they’re driving. That said, anywhere from a 1/2 to 1 oz pour works well.

Water

It’s always a good idea to offer water to your guests to keep them hydrated and to reset their palate between samples. Age old debate as to whether one should water down the sample or whether whiskey should be served neat or on the rocks. For a tasting whiskey should always be served at room temperature so no ice. However, adding a drop or two of water can unlock or reveal certain aromas or flavors difficult to observe at higher concentrations of alcohol.

Why Analyze Whiskey?

We’re looking to do our best to objectively observe the individual components of the whiskey and move beyond basics of I like it or I don’t like it. To help better understand the reasons you may enjoy or dislike a particular whiskey we focus on 3 basic criteria we’ll use to compare and contrast.

  1. APPEARANCE
  2. AROMA/SMELL
  3. TASTE

By focusing on these 3 variables we can guide our senses through the tasting process.

They’re also in order of how we’ll interact with each whiskey and conduct the tasting.

First we’ll take a look at each of the samples. After taking whatever visual cues we can we’ll smell each sample and then move onto tasting. Following this process allows us to break down each of the three steps further without compromising any of the senses we’ll need for the next step of the process while also picking up any information we can to inform the next step.