Pumpkin creep is a thing. Pumpkin spiced lattes show up in August now. It feels like every year, pumpkin beers hit shelves earlier. And distilleries aren’t immune to pumpkin season either. And maybe it’s the first weekend of the NFL, or the crispness in the air, but we’re not even that mad about it.
Here are some ways to spice up your fall with pumpkin and PA spirits.
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In these crazy times Pennsylvania distilleries are often reinventing their business models. One of the consumer friendly enhancements some distilleries have made is the addition of local delivery. Typically it means small or no minimums, cheaper delivery fees than shipping and sometimes arrival of the spirits to your front door on the same day. In accordance to Pennsylvania law, all deliveries must be received by someone 21 or older with valid ID. We’ve come a long way from the days of bootleggers and rum runners.
Just remember to tip well.
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It looks like several Pennsylvania distilleries are looking to help your wallet out this Labor Day weekend with sales. From Allentown to York, there are deals to be had.
Holla Spirits (York) – Select bottles and pouches are on sale. Also, get 15% off mix-and-match vodka pouches by using the discount code, MIXES15.
Hungry Run Distillery (Vira) – The bucolic distillery in Central PA is knocking 10% off of its best selling Blackberry Vodka all month.
Philadelphia Distilling (Philadelphia) – The Fishtown distillery is offering $2 to $5 off spirits this weekend and through October 4th. Get $2 off Penn 1681 Vodka, $3 off Bluecoat Barrel Rested Gin, $4 off Vieux Carré Absinthe and $5 off of Few Bourbon and Rye.
Xplorer Spirits (Allentown) – Get $5 off any bottle of Xplorer Spirits, including their new batch of Chocolate Bourbon Liqueur and shipping is a flat $5 per bottle.
Since Governor Tom Wolf’s edict allowing bars, restaurants and distilleries to sell cocktails to go, we have seen the offerings and packaging get more and more sophisticated. And we’re not just talking about the canned cocktails. Check out some of the best pre-packaged cocktails to go that we’ve come across.
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Yesterday we let slip that we’re a bit obsessed with cocktails in cans. Portable, easily iced, enjoyed on the go, what’s not to like? Not much unless you’re the actual distiller who has to figure out carbonation, canning, procuring and storing cans, producing labels and a public that isn’t familiar with the format, not to mention competing directly with the beast that is hard seltzer. But despite all of that, and yes the pesky pandemic, we are seeing more and more Pennsylvania distillers putting cocktails in cans.
Here are the Pennsylvania distillers producing canned cocktails for sale. Let us know if we missed any.
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Even before the Federal Government gave them the green light, several Pennsylvania distillers were moving from spirits production to making hand sanitizer, a suddenly in demand product that even hospitals are openly requesting.
Among the first was Lehigh Valley’s Eight Oaks Distilery. The switch has even been documented by the Associated Press and Popular Mechanics.
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