Philadelphia Distilling Named Nightclub & Bar Magazine’s Distillery Bar of 2019

Philadelphia Distilling, known for producing the award-winning Bluecoat American Dry Gin, was named the nation’s Distillery Bar of the Year by Nightclub & Bar Magazine, the bar world’s leading trade publication. The Nightclub & Bar Awards recognizes an elite class of industry trailblazers and venues from across the nation that have shown expertise and innovation in evolving the nightclub and bar industry.

In February 2017, Philadelphia Distilling celebrated its first decade by expanding and relocating to a new location in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia. The 15,000 square-foot warehouse space is anchored by a full-service cocktail bar that overlooks the hand-hammered Forsythe copper stills and Bluecoat American Dry Gin production. Locals and visitors to the city of Brotherly Love can slide up to the marble bar to experience the traceable evolution of the house spirits in their glass. Signature cocktails pay homage to Philly landmarks such as the Penn’s Woods, which contains Bluecoat American Dry Gin and seltzer infused with dill, basil, and cilantro, while classics like a Negroni with Bluecoat Barrel Finished Gin are crowd pleasers. In addition, the United We Create section of the menu features collaborations with other bars and rotating gin and tonic combinations for customers to experiment.

“Philadelphia Distilling proves their commitment to craftsmanship in everything they do, from the premium spirits in each bottle to their hand-hammered copper stills,” says David Klemt, editor, Nightclub & Bar Magazine. “The craft cocktail bar and lounge onsite further illustrate the value placed on craftsmanship. Modern high design that honors the past and is warm and inviting helped Philadelphia Distilling win our Nightclub & Bar Award for 2019 Distillery Bar of the Year. If you’ve spent time at this bar, you know why they won the award. If you haven’t been yet, plan a trip soon.”

“The Philadelphia Distilling team takes pride in being recognized by Nightclub & Bar Magazine for our hospitality and world-class cocktail program that serves the needs of a growing community and visitors to Philadelphia,” says Andrew Auwerda, co-founder of Philadelphia Distilling and Bluecoat American Dry Gin. “Our workshop setting allows our guests to see the traceable evolution of our spirits, appreciate the production process and the beauty hidden within the genuine craftsmanship of our distillers.”

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