Manatawny Still Works, a Pottstown-based distiller founded in 2012 and already well known for its development of fine spirits, will be opening a new tasting room this year on East Passyunk Avenue, writes Kenneth Hilario for the Philadelphia Business Journal.
The distiller has recently signed a lease for around 600 square feet, a move that will put it in the heart of the city.
“The attraction was the community of restaurants and bars,” said Derek Menaldino, Manatawny’s co-founder. “In all the different places we looked, East Passyunk has a great concentration of BYOs, restaurants, and a foodie community.”
The new location, which is slated to open in September, will boast a full-service cocktail bar, spirit tastings, as well as a bottle shop. However, the spirits will still be produced in Manatawny’s facility in Pottstown.
Due to the strict liquor laws for micro-distillers, Manatawny’s East Passyunk location will only be able to serve its own spirits. However, that should not be an issue for the Montgomery County distillery, as it has a broad line of spirits. It can accommodate patrons who love vodka, whiskey, and gin and will also be combining them into cocktails.
Read more about the new tasting room in the Philadelphia Business Journal by clicking here.