Inquirer’s Craig LaBan Lists PA Spirits Among His Holiday Choices

The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Craig LaBan lists Dad’s Hat’s Straight Rye and Manatawny’s Bottled in Bond in his list of the best whiskeys to buy this holiday season.

LaBan notes that age is helping both distilleries out, noting Dad’s Hat has recently bumped its Straight Rye from three to four years of age. He also notes that in Manatawny’s case, “[t]ime in a barrel is paying off for this rising distillery from Pottstown. “

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UPROOTED: Art in the Age Ceasing ROOT, SNAP, SAGE and RHUBARB Production

Ch-ch-changes coming to Art in the Age. The liquers from Quaker City Mercantile’s Stephen Grasse will cease being produced. The spirits had been being contract produced by a Los Angeles distillery.

Art in the Age, is now focusing on new small-batch spirits it will make with its connection to Grasse’s New Hampshire-based Tamworth Distillery and Philadelphia’s New Liberty Distilling.  In a note posted to social media and on its webpage, Art in the Age laid out its future in products like Art in the Age Garden Infusions line of spirits.

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More on the New Liberty and Quaker City Mercantile Arrangement

Philly.com has more on the collaboration between New Liberty Distilling and Quaker City Mercantile. The coupling will mean new products every 30 to 60 days and big changes to Quaker City’s Art in the Age Store in the Old City section of Philadelphia.

The retail store will be remade into a liquor-heavy tasting room and destination shop for home bars. Look for the tasting room changes to roll out in March or April.

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New Liberty Distilling Partners with Quaker City Mercantile

Big news out of Philadelphia today. New Liberty Distilling is now working with Quaker City Mercantile, the agency that has repeatedly struck spirits gold with branding work for Hendrick’s Gin, Sailor Jerry Rum and Art in the Age spirits.

If you’ve been following Robert Cassell’s New Liberty Distilling, you’ve seen the results of the branding work on New Liberty’s Social Media channels. The look is very much in keeping with QCM’s other work.

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