Distiller set to open in Ambler, but don’t look for a tasting room just yet

The Philadelphia Inquirer profiled Art in the Age, a new business opening in Ambler within the Main Street Annex at 245 North Main Street in the borough. The Main Street Annex is home to Forest & Main Brewing Company’s brewing operation and taproom, along with Philadelphia Craft Ice, and other artisans and small businesses.

According to the article, Art in the Age has a storied history in Philadelphia where it was a “hidden cocktail bar in the backroom of an Old City retailer that shuttered suddenly last fall.” It had been open in the Old City location since 2008, but was utilizing a license through another Pennsylvania distiller to operate. Since the closure, the company has obtained its own distillers license in Pennsylvania and began operating its production facility in Ambler.

From the article:

Those anticipating a cocktail bar or a brand-new distillery tasting room will have to wait. Art in the Age has a new 2,500-square-foot space in Ambler where it will be blending and bottling spirits from its sister company, New Hampshire’s Tamworth Distilling. But for now, the company’s return is limited to the debut of two spirits — Dunce bourbon and Siege of Wolves spiced rum — which aren’t yet on state store shelves but will be available in cocktails at 11 Philly-area bars starting next week.

According to founder and owner Steven Grasse, this is the first step in Art in Age Spirits “taking over the world.” Having recently secured its own Pennsylvania distillery license, Art in the Age can not only bottle — and make — its own spirits and sell them via the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board and direct shipping, but it can also set up five satellite tasting rooms and bottle shops anywhere in the state. Those sites will be able to sell Art in the Age spirits, plus other beer, wine, and liquors made in Pennsylvania.

You can read the full article here. You can learn more about Art in the Age on its website.

Photo: Art in the Age