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The READING SCIENCE CENTER Presents:

Thank you to our vendors for a Successful 2022 Whiskey Experiment!

The 2023 Whiskey Experiment is tentatively scheduled for September 15th, 2023.

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New Liberty Distillery

Through their Heritage Collection, New Liberty Distillery is creating its own whiskey that will draw on local ingredients and display the skills of their master distiller, Robert Cassell. While they will distill many other great craft whiskeys, such as malt and bourbon, their passion will always be in making Pennsylvania rye whiskey once again world famous. New Liberty Distillery is located in North Philadelphia, just minutes from Center City. Their building once served as a stable, and much of its architecture, including the horse stalls, has been preserved. The building now provides a home to their custom-made still, as well as the rick house where they barrel age the whiskey.

Beam Suntory

The Beam Suntory team is made up of 4,800 employees worldwide, with distilleries around the world. In 1795, a farmer and grain mill operator named Jacob Beam produced the first barrel of whiskey that would become Jim Beam®, the world’s #1 selling bourbon. Suntory was founded in 1899 by Shinjiro Torii, who created the first whisky to suit Japanese palates. With a vision of Growing for Good, its mission is to inspire human connections. They are driven by the entrepreneurial spirit that built Beam for more than two centuries and guides Beam Suntory as a world leader in premium spirits today. Inspired by our parent company Suntory’s “Yatte Minahare!” spirit of dreaming big, their objective is to be the world’s most admired, fastest-growing premium spirits company.

Ole Smoky

Ole Smoky has been making moonshine in the Smoky Mountains for over 100 years—but it wasn’t until Tennessee state law changed that we were able to legally open up their first federally licensed distillery in Gatlinburg. Today, they still make that kick-in-the-mouth moonshine folks have loved for over a century, but they’ve also continued to innovate with flavors like Lemon Drop, Peach, and Apple Pie that have made them famous.

Hidden Still Spirits

Hidden Still Spirits is an award-winning craft distillery and restaurant in Hershey, PA. Hidden still spirits started its journey in 2014 to become the largest producer of PA craft straight bourbon whiskey with its dedication to grain-to-glass and quality premium products.The name “Hidden Still” itself is derived from how the process of distilling spirits had been conducted many times throughout history. They continue the long history of distilling spirits, which can be dated back to 1753.

Reading Distilling Guild

Reading Distilling Guild came to life through conversations between friends, sharing cocktails, and good times. Their mission is to produce high-quality, hand-crafted spirits that embody the character and culture of historic Reading, PA. Our alcohol is not sourced, it is all made 100% in Downtown Reading, start to finish. The current offering includes, White Rum, Spiced Rum and Vodka, and seasonal offerings: Rumkin Pumpkin, Candy Cane Lane Vodka and Christmas Rum.

Mishka Premium Vodka

Russell Fletcher, the CEO/Master Distiller, founded This Life Forever in 2007. T.L.F. is now the producer of its grass-roots premium vodka brand, Mishka Premium Vodka, after launching Brenéa Sparkling Rosé in 2010 and pivoting into spirits in 2012 due to thinning wine margins. Mishka has since won Double Gold and Gold Medals in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and has become a bartender’s favorite and is making its way into homes. Our flavors, on the other hand, are unlike any other product on the market, and this has always distinguished us. Mishka’s Flavors, with an ABV of 40%, can withstand all the acidities in cocktails while remaining a favorite to be consumed on its own. Our proprietary formulation process defies the “flavored vodka” category with all-natural flavor profiles, no added sugars, artificial flavors, or artificial coloring. On the rocks or as the basis for a variety of cocktails, Mishka Premium Vodka is also a gluten-free option that your customers can enjoy.

Heaven Hill Brands

Heaven Hill Brands is America’s largest independent family-owned and operated producer and marketer of distilled spirits. The idea of family is a guiding principle at Heaven Hill, providing continuity of leadership and consistency of mission in every part of our business. Since the company was founded in 1935, the Shapira family has been a steady hand at the helm of Heaven Hill, through three generations and a multitude of changes to the industry. From the time the five founding brothers began the company after Prohibition, to its growth and diversification under second generation family members Max and Harry Shapira, to its current position as an acknowledged industry leader, Heaven Hill has always taken great pride in being family run. It has grown to be the nation’s largest independent family-owned and operated producer and marketer of distilled spirits products. And with its third generation of family management now in place with Max Shapira’s daughter Kate S. Latts, son Andy Shapira, and son-in-law Allan Latts, the company’s unique position in the industry is assured well into the future.

Stoll & Wolfe

Stoll & Wolfe have been distilling Pennsylvania rye whiskey and bourbon in Lancaster county, PA for over 250 years using recipes & methods passed down by legendary Pennsylvania master distiller Dick Stoll.

Brandywine Branch

Brandywine Branch Distillers, Founded by Don Avellino and Scott Avellino, is a new small batch micro-distillery located in Pennsylvania’s bucolic Chester County. Brandywine Branch Distillers inhabits a lovingly restored 130-year-old barn located on an eight-acre property. Its debut and principal offering, The Revivalist Gins™, is a portfolio of four unique and small-batch expressions: Equinox, Summertide, Harvest, and Solstice. Scott & Don wanted to create a year-round portfolio of gins that reflected different taste profiles and echoed the natural progression of the seasons, their scents, colors, and flavors in order to create something for every palate.

Christmas City Spirits

Christmas City Spirits produces quality and authentic spirits, aiming to exceed the consumers’ expectations for a unique experience. Our historically inspired products, developed by our team of dedicated alco-historians blends with our sense of community to bring history and place to the palates of our consumers.

Manatawny Stillworks

Manatawny Still Works is a state-of-the-art distillery engineering the highest quality small-batch American whiskeys. We honor distilling heritage by combining premium ingredients, innovative distillation processes, and thoughtful barrel aging and finishing to build our own house of craft spirits. We also produce vodkas, gins, rums, and brandies. No matter what you like to drink, we have a seat for you, a cocktail you’ll love, and a bottle to take home. We’re proud to help you, and yours get together to discover and enjoy the whiskies you love, as well as the joy of the spirit that follows: to help you Find Your Manatawny.

Tall Pines Distillery

What do a small town in Southern Pennsylvania and a small town in Southwest Missouri have in common? Tall Pines Moonshine! Both are the first legal Moonshine distilleries in their respective counties since the prohibition, carrying on the art of hand-crafted products created with traditional recipes and offering unforgettable grain-to-glass experiences using real ingredients and natural flavors. Tall Pines Distillery offers unique moonshine that you will not find anywhere else! We offer our signature flavors year-round, as well as seasonal flavors and location-exclusive flavors.

Altered State Distillery

Altered State Distillery is based out of Erie, PA. Our spirits include both nationally and internationally awarded craft whiskeys, organic vodka, organic gin, rum, and creative liquors.

Yellowstone Bourbon (Luxco)

We’ve become one of the nation’s leading beverage alcohol companies by focusing on four key pillars: working hard, serving our customers, having fun, and doing the right thing. We research and anticipate the trends in our ever-changing industry. We invest in our infrastructure so we can respond swiftly to urgent requests or shifting needs. We meet with our agents, distributors, and retailers to create ambitious, strategic goals for our brands. And we do all of that without sacrificing quality. That’s a demanding path, but at Luxco, it’s the only route worth taking. The personal ties we make with our customers are paramount to our mission, and our focus on one-on-one attention and support has rewarded us with many enduring partnerships. Our passion in what we do resonates in the care we give our products, consumers, and business partners. Feel free to share ideas, ask questions, and issue challenges…there’s no bureaucracy throwing up roadblocks. It’s just us, working together – and having fun in the process. Even as we grow and evolve, we stay true to our founding principle: people do business with people, not companies. Each member of our team embodies the integrity, respect and commitment that differentiate Luxco from the competition. Yellowstone Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a delicate fusion of flavors from seventh-generation distillers, this straight bourbon features a handpicked blend of 4- and 7-year-old bourbons, for an exclusive small-batch whiskey that honors its deep family origins.

Oasis Wine & Spirits

Oasis W&S LLC is a full service wine and spirits distributor whose executive leadership has over 75 years of Pennsylvania experience. Led by an All-Star staff of field sales managers, Oasis W&S LLC delivers results through both the listed and Special Order channels driving distribution, volume and marketing. Our relationships in all channels of the distribution network are exemplary and second to none, we will grow your business the RIGHT way in Pennsylvania.

Five Saints Distilling

We’re located inside the historic Humane Engine #1 Fire House. Built more than 125 years ago, the hardworking firemen extinguished many a fire. Our goal is to extinguish your thirst with our hand-crafted, small-batch spirits, while paying homage to the incredible history of this great building. Five Saints Distilling is committed to producing a wide range of quality, premium, and ultra-premium spirits in a world-class micro-distillery. Each spirit is produced in classic style using modernized processes and equipment. Each and every batch is meticulously and consistently produced, to assure pleasurable taste experiences, drink to drink, bottle to bottle, and barrel to barrel.

Barrel 21

Barrel 21 is a craft distillery and restaurant in State College, PA. They offers a unique distillery experience featuring our spirits and beer made on-site. We serve our craft spirits, fermented and distilled on-site, using locally-sourced ingredients. We have a full list of Signature Cocktails and rotating Seasonal Cocktails. We also serve a full line of local and regional wines, craft sodas, and other products.

Lorah’s Chocolates

Our founder, Ruth (Miller) Lorah started Lorah’s Candies in 1970 in Denver, Pa, after learning the chocolate business from her aunt and uncle, George and Effie Miller. Lorah’s Candies became well-known in Lancaster County and surrounding areas for fine handmade chocolates. Customers anxiously anticipated Mrs. Lorah’s “chocolate season” so they could place orders for their favorite sweets. Maria (Lorah) Harvey, Ruth’s niece, acquired the business in 2009, renaming it Lorah’sHandmade Chocolates, LLC. We continue making chocolates the traditional way with the highest quality ingredients and recipes that made Lorah’s chocolates well-known. Some of our recipes have been passed down through three generations. All of Ruth Lorah’s original recipes are being used, as well as several new ones.
Whiskey Flight Set

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