Maggie’s Farm Celebrates Seven Years with Five New Releases

Maggie's Farm Rum - Cask Strength Release 2020

Black Friday marks the seventh anniversary at Pittsburgh’s Maggie’s Farm Rum and the distillery is celebrating with FIVE different releases.

And it isn’t just rum being released this year. Maggie’s Farm is releasing two eau de vie-style brandies (pear and blueberry), two rums (single-barrel and vanilla flavored), plus the seasonal favorite, Peppermint Coffee Liqueur.

The brandies are both fermented from recent farm pressings and crafted to retain as much fruit flavor and aroma as possible. 375 ml bottles of the pear brandy and blueberry brandy are available for curbside pickup or shipping across Pennsylvania.

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Boyd & Blair Adds Pumpkin Spice Mule To Lineup

Boyd & Blair Pumpkin Spice Mule

Boyd & Blair’s line of ready-to-drink cocktails gets a fall addition. Pumpkin Spice Mule is available now through the holiday season. The PSM starts with Boyd & Blair’s potato vodka and adds pumpkin chai tea, ginger and lime. Compared to the crisp and tart taste of a cider, the Pumpkin Spice Mule aims to be a balance of sweetness and spice.

The fall and holiday mule joins Boyd & Blair’s five other vodka based and one rum centric (daquiri) bottled cocktails. A great idea for entertaining without heavy lifting or for Zoom family gatherings. All of the western Pennsylvania based distillery’s RTD cocktails are available in one liter and flask sizes with the exception of the Pumpkin Spice Mule, which is available exclusively in liter bottles for $24.99 each. Or combine the fall mule with another bottled cocktail for $45.

Order the Pumpkin Spice Mule from Boyd & Blair’s online store¬†or pick up a bottle at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Libations or Soergel Orchards in Wexford, PA.

Wigle Adds Bottled Manhattan To Lineup

Wigle Manhattan Cocktail

We raised an eyebrow when Wigle Whiskey announced the recent release of their bottled Old Fashioned was to be the last batch of the bottled cocktail for the year. That makes a bit more sense now that Wigle has released a Bottled Manhattan. The Manhattan begins with Wigle’s Organic Straight Rye Whiskey, adding Wigle Amaro Vermut and Wigle’s Pomander orange bitters to the recipe.

Bottles ae available at all Wigle locations including the recently opened Bakery Square location. And this weekend you can pair your bottle with a drive-through dinner for two of brown butter gnocchi. The $45 bottle is also available to be shipped across the Commonwealth.

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Last Chance to Get Wigle’s Bottled Old Fashioned for the Year

Wigle Bottled Old Fashioned

One of the silver linings of the pandemic has certainly been seeing distilleries getting creative by offering packaged cocktails to go and for delivery. And has the months have stretched on the packaging has gotten significantly more attractive. Wigle Whiskey has had the packaging down from the get-go with their bottled Old-Fashioned Bourbon Cocktail.

So we’ve got good news and bad news. The good: The bottled Old-Fashioned will be back in stock on Friday, October 9th at the Pittsburgh distillery. The bad: it’s the last batch for the year. So if you’re considering the gift of easy cocktails this holiday season, now is the time to get your credit card out.

The bottled Old Fashioned is made with Wigle’s Organic Straight Pennsylvania Bourbon, Wigle’s own orange bitters and sweetened with cane sugar. You just have to pour it over a large ice cube and garnish with an orange peel.

Pre-order today for pickup or delivery across Pennsylvania. 750 ml bottles are available for $39.

Boardroom Spirits Releases Vanilla Vodka

Boardroom Vanilla Flavored Vodka

We’re going to be excited anytime a lemur shows up on the label of a new spirit. We’re going to be doubly excited when we see it is vanilla flavored and comes from Boardroom Spirits.

In celebration of National Vodka Day (Sunday, October 4th in case it isn’t already on your calendar), Boardroom Spirits is releasing Vanilla Flavored Vodka for $26.99 per 750 ml bottle. The vodka, like all of Boardroom’s flavored vodkas is made with real ingredients. In this case the vodka is enhanced with Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans and then slightly sweetened. The vodka can be the star of a dessert cocktail or enjoyed ice cold, up or on the rocks.

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Cans, Cans, Everywhere There Are Cans

Maggie's Farm Rum Cocktails in Cans

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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Boardroom Spirits Launches Canned Cocktails

Boardroom Canned Cocktails

We here at Pennsy Local have a real soft spot for canned cocktails. It goes back to the first time we opened an ice-cold gin and tonic in a can. It felt so natural, tasted so good, and could go just about anywhere.

So it is great excitement that we report that Lansdale’s Boardroom Spirits is launching not one, but three canned vodka and soda cocktails.

Each of the canned cocktails is made with Boardroom’s eye-opening vodkas, real fruit and purified water. The cans are sold in four-packs for $12.99 and come in at a crushable 4.5% ABV and 99 calories.

The three vodka and sodas are:

  • Pineapple Ginger Vodka & Soda
  • Cranberry Lime Vodka & Soda
  • Grapefruit Citrus Vodka & Soda

The Boardroom canned Vodka & Sodas are available for purchase online, for delivery, or pickup.