The Pottstown Historical Society will meet Monday, November 21, 2016, at 7:00 pm at the Manatawny Still Works, at 320 Circle of Progress, in Pottstown. The cost is $15 per person, payable at the door. Entry includes a tour, one drink and a tasting of their local PA-distilled spirits, and a souvenir glass to take home. All are welcome. For questions, email PottstownHistory@gmail, or call 610-970-7355.
Water for the distillery is from the Manatawny Creek, fed by rare freestone streams at the base of the area watershed. The spirits have Pottstown namesakes, including J. Potts Whiskey, T. Rutter Rum, Keystone Whiskey, and Hidden River Gin. Come learn about how the earliest Americans made their spirits, and how that careful craftsmanship is translated into the 21st century.
Please join us for this fun and educational field trip with the Pottstown Historical Society.
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Adam Flatt’s mother, Elaine Pivinski, opened the Lehigh Valley’s first winery in 1981.
Flatt is now on target to open the region’s first distillery next month.
Flatt, who co-owns Franklin Hill Vineyards in Lower Mount Bethel Township with his mother, is just weeks away from opening Social Still distillery in Bethlehem.
“It’s cool we have that pioneering tradition continuing,” he said.
Social Still is on target to have a soft opening the first week of December, Flatt said last week during a tour of the new operation. Work on the building is about 80 percent complete and the company is planning its first batch of vodka and gin later this week, Flatt said.
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POTTSTOWN — The bar was bustling during the grand opening of Manatawny Still Works Friday night.
The newest addition to the cluster of businesses on Circle of Progress Drive is the brainchild of John Giannopoulos, the owner of Sly Fox Brewery, Jeff Vaughan, Paul Czachor, Al Matarazzo and Derek Menaldino.
Right now the distillery pumps out vodka, un-aged whiskey and — as of Friday morning — a double distilled rum.
And those three spirits took center stage Friday after the ribbon cutting ceremony.