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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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Highlights

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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Guest
5 ratings5 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
June 4, 2022
Jim was very informative and entertaining. I would recommend this as a must for the Lancaster area.
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Sarah
9 ratings5 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
June 2, 2022
Had such a great time!!
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Kathy
2 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
May 18, 2022
The tour and tasting was very good. Our tour guide was actually the bar manager, pressed into duty because of a family emergency, and she did a great job! We stayed for a snack and drink at Burley's bar after the tour and the service and food there was amazing. We are planning to return!
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james
4 ratings2 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
May 16, 2022
Great find in lancaster! Great time good food and fantastic spirits.
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Stephanie
2 ratings2 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
May 7, 2022
Had the tour with Jim, who was extremely fun and informative about the history of how everything is made. Made the experience very fun and would return for that. As far as the food and drinks. The nachos and fries are very good. The hibiscus sour is to die for, some of the other drinks are mid-par but overall great place to relax and have drinks and some food.
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Brenda
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Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
May 1, 2022
Great day! Jim is entertaining and knowledgeable!
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susan
8 ratings5 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
April 9, 2022
Very nice and friendly place. Will definitely go back!
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Redskins
2 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 4 out of 5 stars
April 9, 2022
The tour, drinks, and food were good!! We enjoyed our time!
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About This Deal

  • 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. There is no fee for guests under 21 and they do not need to register in advance. The tour required navigating stairs and is not handicap accessible.

Tours are available at 1:00 each Saturday and Sunday. The tour and tasting typically takes just under an hour. Food and Cocktails are available at the bar, and guests are welcome to arrive early. After purchasing your Groupon please reserve your spot on our website: www.thistlefinch.com/tours-and-events

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Registration to reserve your chosen time is required and available on our website. 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 and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. Limit 3 per person(s), 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. Learn about Strike-Through Pricing and Savings

About Thistle Finch Distilling

As Lancaster County's only operating distillery—and indeed its first since Prohibition—Thistle Finch Distilling has a lot of 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 straight 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.