THE Order: Greater Philadelphia

Law and Order

The contiguous counties of Philadelphia and Bucks form the diverse, historic region we’re calling The Order. In 1791, Philadelphia, then the nation’s capital, played host to the passage of  the whiskey excise legislation. It’s also where a first-term President Washington issued a proclamation against the Whiskey Rebellion’s rebels. (Don’t blame Philadelphians; Washington’s from Virginia.) Little could anyone have envisioned then how amazing the region’s drinking scene would become today.

Recent years have seen a major re-emergence of distilling culture that comprises both historic taverns and cutting-edge artisan operations across The Order. Bucolic Bucks County, home to covered bridges, 20th-century castles, a commitment to craft and an entire Impressionist movement, is where rye received its first U.S. revival. (Thanks, Dad’s Hat.) 

And Philly, while still rich in U.S. history — and cheesesteaks, and Rocky nostalgia and sports fandom — has emerged as a national leader in both dining and drinking. It’s no surprise that Zahav, the reigning best restaurant in America, according to the esteemed James Beard Foundation, resides a few blocks from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. While Philly’s hallowed culinary destinations and tony cocktail bars pour the finest in small-batch whiskey, a seemingly endless crop of tour-able old warehouses and industrial sites have transformed into distilleries making and offering samples of some very, very good pours.

The Region’s Distilleries and Attractions

1675 Spirits
Blue Bird Distilling
Boardroom Spirits
Brandywine Branch Distillery
Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey
Eight Oaks Craft Distillers
Five Saints Distilling
Hewn Spirits
Manatawny Still Works
Museum of the American Revolution
Pennsylvania Distilling Company
Philadelphia Distilling
Red Brick Craft Distillery
Rowhouse Spirits Distillery
Thistle Finch Distillery
Triple Sun Spirits Co.
Palmer Distlling Co
Washington Crossing Historic Park

About the Greater PHILADELPHIA Region

The contiguous counties of Philadelphia and Bucks form the diverse, historic region we’re calling The Order. In 1791, Philadelphia, then the nation’s capital, played host to the passage of  the whiskey excise legislation. It’s also where a first-term President Washington issued a proclamation against the Whiskey Rebellion’s rebels. (Don’t blame Philadelphians; Washington’s from Virginia.) Little could anyone have envisioned then how amazing the region’s drinking scene would become today.=

Recent years have seen a major re-emergence of distilling culture that comprises both historic taverns and cutting-edge artisan operations across The Order. Bucolic Bucks County, home to covered bridges, 20th-century castles, a commitment to craft and an entire Impressionist movement, is where rye received its first U.S. revival. (Thanks, Dad’s Hat.)

And Philly, while still rich in U.S. history — and cheesesteaks, and Rocky nostalgia and sports fandom — has emerged as a national leader in both dining and drinking. It’s no surprise that Zahav, the reigning best restaurant in America, according to the esteemed James Beard Foundation, resides a few blocks from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. While Philly’s hallowed culinary destinations and tony cocktail bars pour the finest in small-batch whiskey, a seemingly endless crop of tour-able old warehouses and industrial sites have transformed into distilleries making and offering samples of some very, very good pours.

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