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Thistle Finch Distilling

417 West Grant Street, Lancaster

Public Distillery Tour and Tasting with Shirts for Two or Four at Thistle Finch Distilling (Up to 32% Off)

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Tour Lancaster’s oldest distillery, housed in a historical tobacco warehouse, and then sample its award-winning whiskey, gin and vodka

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7 ratings2 reviews2 photos
March 25, 2020
Had a blast! The tour guide was great and we really learned a lot. Would definitely recommend
4 ratings4 reviews
March 20, 2020
The tour was very informative and our guide Jim was very knowledgeable and made it fun. It was a most enjoyable experience highly recommended!!
21 ratings12 reviews
February 29, 2020
My friends and I loved the cocktails. We had fun on the tour which was very informative. It was great tasting all of the liquors that were available. They make some very different and interesting spirits. We bought the coffee rye, black pepper rye and gin. Had to get the jalapeño pickle juice too.
10 ratings5 reviews
February 29, 2020
So much fun! Tour guide was great and it’s such a historic site! Great afternoon!
18 ratings9 reviews2 photos
February 23, 2020
Let’s do this again. We were there twice last weekend and we definitely will be back. Great tour guide and tasting. Personable bartender who knows how to make delicious cocktails. Very nice menu of specialty drinks.
1 ratings1 reviews
February 22, 2020
Lucas was a great tour guide. Funny, tons of neat facts, not too cool for himself. Cocktails after the tour had fun options to choose from and the t-shirts are nice quality and good looking.
23 ratings12 reviews
February 9, 2020
3 ratings2 reviews
January 21, 2020
They make three types of spirits here and you can taste them all on the tour. It’s a great place, informative tour, creative and knowledgeable bar staff and great food. Highly recommended!!
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What You'll Get

  • Age restriction: Guests under 21 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and are welcome to participate in the tour, but not the tasting.

The tour takes place at 1:00, 2:30, and 4:00 p.m. each Saturday and at 1:00 each Sunday. Reservations are not required for tours and participants can redeem for any of the four time slots. The tour and tasting typically takes just under an hour. Cocktails are available at the bar, and guests are welcome to arrive early.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Reservations are not needed to redeem your voucher. Guests under 21 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and are welcome to participate in the tour, but not the tasting. Public tours available on Saturdays at 1:00, 2:30, and 4:00 p.m. and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 30 days. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Thistle Finch Distilling

As Lancaster County's only operating distillery—and indeed its first since Prohibition—Thistle Finch Distilling has a lot expectations and assumptions to deal with. Thankfully, it seems more than up to the task, considering it's already been included in a New York Times tour of Amish Country's high-end farm-to-table renaissance.

The Spirits

The flagship spirit is the unaged white rye whiskey, made from rye, wheat, and malted barley grown in Lancaster and Lebanon Counties. With sweet and spicy flavors, it's full of American-style character. The small-batch distillery has also introduced Market Alley gin, accented with citrus and other locally sourced flavors, and Penn Square vodka, which is filtered multiple times over.

The Distillery

Although it's housed in a turn-of-the-century tobacco warehouse listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the facility's star is a shining copper still built in 2013. But the rest of the distillery is certainly eye-catching, too. Wooden barrels rest against rough-hewn stone walls, a stunningly architectural staircase leads upstairs, and exposed brick surrounds the industrial bar, which plays host to tastings for guests and tour-goers.

The Community

There's no shortage of personal touches here. Employees and friends of the distillers apply labels and inscribe bottling dates by hand on each individual bottle. Meanwhile, the bartenders not only pour classic cocktails but also constantly create inventive libations, often based around housemade infusions. The rye whiskey has been infused with everything from habaneros to black coffee to plums to peppercorns.

Thistle Finch Distilling

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