Tour, Tasting, and Whiskey Glasses for One, Two, or Four at Red Brick Craft Distillery (Up to 54% Off)

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In a Nutshell

After a tour of the distillery, groups sample Simple Shine sugar-wash rum

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. The tasting includes a sample of our Simple Shine sugar wash rum. Whiskey tastings are currently not available. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $10 for a tour, tasting, and whiskey glass for one person ($20 value)
  • $19 for a tour, tasting, and whiskey glasses for two people ($40 value)
  • $37 for a tour, tasting, and whiskey glasses for four people ($80 value)

Tastings are for Simple Shine sugar-wash rums.

Alcohol Proof: Of Taxation and Libations

Check out Groupon’s guide to alcohol proof to learn the reasoning behind the way a drink’s potency is measured.

Different drinks pack different punches depending on how much they’ve been fermented and distilled—and the way that alcohol content is measured differs depending on where it’s made. The typical lager contains 4–5% alcohol by volume (ABV) and the typical whiskey or vodka rings in at 40% ABV, but spirits are more commonly measured in proof and chest-hair growth. In America, the typical whiskey is 80 proof—double the ABV percentage when measured at 60 degrees Fahrenheit. In the United States, the standard proof equals 100, on a scale that ranges from 0 to a theoretical 200. (In reality, not all water and barley tears can be distilled out of ethanol, making the maximum distilled spirit 191 proof).

The French scale, on the other hand, uses 100% ABV as 100 proof and 100% water as 0 proof—which would seem to be more straightforward. In fact, the apparent arbitrariness of the American system stretches back to the tax laws of 16th-century England. In those days, liquors were taxed according to the amount of alcohol they contained. To measure this, officials would soak a pellet of gunpowder in the liquor and put a flame to it. If the pellet burned steadily with a blue flame, it was considered “proof;” if it failed to burn, it would be considered underproof—likely watered down—and if it burned out quickly, it was overproof. “Proof,” it turns out, was roughly 57.1% ABV—roughly the same as a typical English 100-proof liquor today. Simplifying that system gave the United States its current double-sized scale.

Customer Reviews

It was a wonderful time great tour great drinks! Thanks !
Jenia E. · 6 days ago
Make sure you call beforehand to let Zach and Brian know that you're on your way. These guys are great, very personal and down-to-earth. They are extremely knowledgeable and know what they are doing. I highly recommend their rum and the tasting/tour.
Memacdonald214 · November 7, 2016
had a wonderful time learning about the distilling process and sampling the fruits of their labor
John G. · November 3, 2016
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    Red Brick Craft Distillery

    2628 Martha Street

    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    +12676033790

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