AJAX BUILDING HISTORY
Prior to the Philadelphia Distilling, the site was the main plant of the AJAX Metal Company. Built between 1893 and 1944, the four-building complex was devoted to the smelting and refining of metals. The home of one of Philadelphia’s most vital economic drivers was purchased in 1950 and converted to warehouse space.
Now 65 years later, in 2016, a new era begins with another great American company. Philadelphia Distilling distills and distributes its premium spirits, most notable Bluecoat American Dry Gin, across the world from right there in Philadelphia.
WHAT DISTILLERY OFFERS:
It took us a year to prepare the 13,000 square foot warehouse for its new creative life as home to Philadelphia Distilling. Our new space will host all production facilities, offer public and private tours, a craft cocktail bar & lounge, retail store, private event space, and a tasting room. Our hours of operation will be Thursday- Sunday, 1pm-9:30pm, with public tours available to purchase within selected time frames.
Philadelphia Distilling will host the Grand Opening of the new distillery at 25 E. Allen Street on February 19th and 20th of 2017. The event will be open to the public on these dates and will follow with normal hours of operation the following weekend. Tours will be available to book now and will kick off starting February 23rd under the “Visit Us” section.