Lineup of Dogfish Head spirits

Our spirits are the ‘key’ to exploring goodness in Pennsylvania!

Monday, June 10, 2019

We’ve heard you loud and clear, Pennsylvania, and the time has finally come. We’re excited to announce that our 100% scratch-made spirits are headed to the Keystone State!

“After years of bringing our off-centered ales to the state, we are thrilled to introduce our spirits to our Dogfish Head fans and to new folks who enjoy a delicious cocktail. Our scratch-made spirits are batch-distilled with the culinary and botanical ingredients that inspire us,” says Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione.

Since 2002, we’ve been experimenting with small batch vodkas, gins and rums, honing recipes and building a loyal cadre of spirit drinkers among restaurant guests and visitors to coastal Delaware. At the heart of our distilling operation are two 500-gallon copper stripping stills and a 250-gallon copper vodka column, sourced from fourth-generation custom fabricator Vendome Copper & Brass Works in Louisville, KY. With consumers looking for the same goodness out of their craft spirits that led them to explore craft beer, Dogfish Head Distilling Co. offers a high-quality, distilled spirit and an honest and authentic approach wrapped in an interesting story.

With a commitment to producing everything 100% from scratch, we use real ingredients starting in their rawest form - never adding flavorings or bringing in bulk spirits for re-distillation. “You can make spirits from almost any type of raw material and we have chosen to start with the same ingredients that go into our beer,” says Dogfish Head Distilling Co. general manager James Montero. “In our process, everything starts in its rawest form, from scratch, and we use the best ingredients available. We use a batch distillation approach through each stage - it’s a bit more work than other approaches, but it allows us to closely monitor and control each step of the distillation process.”

Dogfish Head Distilling Co. Spirits include:

Compelling Gin – A bright and citrusy gin inspired by the culinary mix found in our original brewpub kitchen. Using Dogfish Vodka as the base, we re-distill with a mix including orange, lemon and lime peeks, cinnamon, juniper, cardamom and peppercorn. 

Sonic Archeology – A Prohibition whiskey cocktail inspired by the blending of sounds & spirits during the roaring 20’s. We blend our scratch-made Whiskey, Rum and Apple Brandy with honey, lemon and pomegrante juice. Sonic Archeology will also be available online and at select Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores throughout the state.

Barrel Honey Rum – Incredibly smooth and complex, this rum is aged in new American Oak and is more like a Bourbon than any ordinary rum. The beloved rum was one of the first craft spirits created by Sam Calagione.

Analog Vodka – Unexpectedly luscious and smooth, Analog captures the core of Dogfish Head offering more complexity beyond your typical vodka with a touch of viscous sweetness and caramelized sugar.

Roasted Peanut Vodka – This robust and roasty vodka uses real ingredients, no extracts or flavorings here, just a hand crafted vodka bursting with goodness from roasted peanuts and lightly sweetened with local honey.

This portfolio of flavorful goodness will be available throughout the state of Pennsylvania and brings our total spirits distribution to six states including Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, northern Virginia and Washington D.C.

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