Five Saints Distilling Holds Grand Opening for Firehouse-Themed Micro-Distillery in Norristown

Five Saints Distillery
The exterior and interior of Five Saints Distilling in Norristown. Photo courtesy of Five Saints Distilling.

Five-Saints-distilling-338-WebsiteFive Saints Distilling, a firehouse-themed micro-distillery and bar, has made its arrival in Norristown official with a recent grand opening, writes Oscar Gamble for The Times Herald.

Owners John and Amy George have been working hard with their dedicated team to breathe new life into the historic Humane Fire Engine Co. building on East Main Street since they acquired it two years ago.

“What the firehouses represents — community, commitment, quality — is also what Five Saints Distilling is all about,” John said.

The distillery mainly uses components made by CARL, the famous German still manufacturer, and can create a variety of spirits by using up to 10 tons of corn per month. The majority of this corn is purchased from Norristown Farm Park, while the by-product is returned to the park for animal feed.

“We started with the most difficult to make, which is vodka, because it’s triple distilled, time intensive, labor intensive, ingredient intensive,” John said. “It was the toughest one. We wanted to make that first, and we’re getting great reviews.”

In addition to vodka, initial offerings at the new distillery include white whiskey, savory gin, as well as a blood-orange liqueur.

Read more about the new distillery in The Times Herald by clicking here.

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