Philadelphia, PA - Manatawny Still Works (MSW) will open a new tasting room in the heart of Ardmore at 49 W. Lancaster Avenue. Their new location will feature MSW’s compelling cocktail list, highlighting their original recipe for small-batch spirits.
Manatawny Still Works New Tasting Room
Their first suburban location will complement the exciting dining and nightlife scene, community events, and overall economic growth in Ardmore, PA – “the Main Street of The Main Line.” - This is MSW’s first tasting room since 2017. The exciting news proves that though the pandemic was hard on the craft spirits world, MSW found a way to connect with its customers and remains poised for growth.
“As we celebrate our 8th Year, we’re dialing in tighter on what it means to be a “craft” spirit and bottling our best yet,” says MSW’s distiller Max Pfeffer. “We’re grateful for our loyal following who stuck by us and saw us through some tough times over the past few years of the pandemic. Now, we’re thrilled to be able to grow our community,” adds partner Derek Menaldino.
With their customary copper-topped bar on one side and ample tables throughout, the tasting room comfortably seats over fifty guests. A semi-private, glass-walled breakout room in the back seats up to twelve for special events, classes, and tastings. Devotion to craftsmanship is what drives MSW, and they make it a point to honor the craftsman in others whenever possible through local collaborations. From local makers whose products marry with their spirits to local artists whose works dress their walls. Ardmore’s tasting room will showcase the talents of one of MSW’s own: K.C. Grummun, an employee at the East Passyunk tasting room, will install a vibrant mural behind the glass wall of the breakout room.
Ardmore’s tasting room will serve as a place to purchase MSW’s unique line of spirits, including new releases, and a great cocktail bar to enjoy those house spirits. Additionally, the tasting room will serve a small selection of locally-produced beer and wine. At the Grand Opening, guests may also try the first taste of this year’s batches of Maple Whiskey and Apple Brandy, two spirits perfect for autumn.
In 2022, MSW released an American Gin finished in Port Barrels; a 3-year Select Four Grain American Whiskey finished in Cherry Brandy and Vermouth Barrels, and the distillery’s 8th Anniversary whiskey made with 100% Pennsylvania grains, featuring 78% malted barley, 2% roasted barley, 9% wheat, 9% oats, and 2% rye from Double Eagle Malt in Huntingdon Valley—all grown and malted locally.
Later this year, MSW will join another bustling area when its Fishtown location on N. Lee Street opens its doors, slated for December.