Liberty Pole Spirits recently opened its new whiskey campus in Pennsylvania, continuing the brand’s expansion for production and for more visitors.
The campus, located in North Strabane in southwestern Pennsylvania, features a five-story barrel warehouse, a new production facility with two traditional pot stills, and a colonial-themed tasting room.
Information supplied by the founders noted that this expansion will initially nearly triple production capacity from the current location through the addition of a 1,000-gallon mash cooker, four 1,000-gallon fermenters and a 1,000-gallon pot still.
The still comes from Vendome Copper and Brassworks of Louisville, while the mash cooker, fermenters and process control systems are supplied by Deutsche Beverage Technology of Charlotte, N.C.
“As our brand continues to grow, we needed to find a location that would enable us to significantly increase our production capacity” said co-founder Jim Hough. “Craft spirits are growing in popularity and destination distilleries are becoming major tourist attractions, as can be seen in the recent growth of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.”
Co-founder Ellen Hough added, “We’re proud to be able to honor those early Pennsylvania farmer distillers and the vital role they played in the establishment of American whiskey.”
The new Liberty Pole Spirits campus provides craft cocktails and small bites, distillery tours and tastings, and features outdoor gathering space.
“The distinctive characteristics of the Liberty Pole brand creates a unique and exceptional experience in so many ways, starting with our award-winning whiskeys and famous craft cocktails, and culminating with the experiential nature of our colonial-themed tasting room,” said Kevin Hough, partner and distiller.
As of July 15th, whiskey production, aging, and bottling operations have moved from the existing distillery in downtown Washington to the new distillery campus. Liberty Pole Spirits partnered with architectural firm Lab|8 Designs and general contractor BEAR-IC on this project.
For more information about the distillery or the whiskey, check out www.libertypolespirits.com.