06.07.2016

INCREASED DEMAND PROMPTS DAD’S HAT RYE DISTILLERY EXPANSION

On the heels of gaining Whisky Advocate’s revered 2015 Craft Whiskey of the Year Award last December, as well as having their Vermouth Finish Rye Whiskey recognized by Wine Enthusiast as one of the Top 100 Spirits of 2015, Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye has expanded their distillery from 6,000 to 10,000 square feet and purchased new equipment, while also adding a regional sales person and an apprentice distiller to work under Founders Herman Mihalich and John S. Cooper.

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12.14.2015

Dad’s Hat Named Craft Whiskey of the Year by Whisky Advocate Magazine

Since its debut in 2012, Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey has commanded the attention of whiskey lovers the world over. If the recent prestigious honors bestowed upon the Keystone-state-produced spirit are any indication, this pure expression of classic Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey is also building a following among some of the whiskey industry’s most respected names.

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06.10.2014

Dad’s Hat® Specialty Cocktails Showing Up Everywhere

BRISTOL, PA – We couldn’t help but notice that Dad’s Hat has been appearing on cocktail menus everywhere these days. Here are a few examples that might make you want to pay a special visit to try them out…

Pittsburgh’s Industry Public House is serving up a Barrel Aged Manhattan (Dads Hat Rye, Antica Formula, Cherry Bitters, Angostura Bitters, Splash Absinthe) which is then aged 7 weeks in a Dad’s Hat barrel.

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02.24.2014

Dad’s Hat® To Serve Signature Drinks At Philly Flower Show Preview

BRISTOL, PA – Each year, the Philadelphia Flower Show marks the arrival one of the region’s most celebrated spectacles, drawing visitors from around the world. For a fortunate few, however, the Annual VIP Preview Party offers an exclusive sneak peek at the Flower Show’s impressive array of one-of-a-kind exhibits featuring fanciful flowers, luscious landscapes and dare-to-dream designs before they even open to the public.

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10.07.2013

Dad’s Hat® Vermouth Finish Rye Featured in Cigar Aficionado

BRISTOL, PA – The excitement following the release of Dad’s Hat Vermouth Finish Rye Whiskey continues with an in-depth feature in the October edition of Cigar Aficionado. The magazine’s popular “The Good Life” section aspires to find and recommend the best of everything to aficionados of the good life. Covering the world of spirits, cocktails and beer, “Drinks” guru Jack Bettridge pays a visit to the Dad’s Hat distillery where he reports the temptation of a uniquely finished rye whiskey is impossible to resist.

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04.25.2013

DAD’S HAT® PRODUCTS ARE NOW PA PREFERRED!

BRISTOL, PA — Following the success of this year’s Good Food™ Award as well as our Silver Medal honor by the American Distilling Institute, all of our Dad’s Hat® Rye products are now officially Pennsylvania Preferred! All our locally-sourced, handcrafted rye whiskeys have been recognized as high quality, sustainable products by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

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01.29.2013

DAD’S HAT® GOBBLES UP FIRST GOOD FOOD™ AWARD

BRISTOL, PA — Pennsylvania’s first rye whiskey in decades — Dad’s Hat® Rye Whiskey — has added another first to their list of accomplishments, taking home their very first Good Food™ Award. The prestigious distinction — awarded in the Spirits Category at the Third Annual Good Food™ Awards Ceremony in San Francisco on January 17th — recognizes Dad’s Hat® for its superior taste, craftsmanship and sustainable practices.

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06.27.2012

WHISKEY BUSINESS… INTRODUCING THE ARRIVAL OF PA’S FIRST RYE WHISKEY IN 20 YEARS.

BRISTOL, PA — Marking the latest chapter in the revival of a Keystone-state tradition, Mountain Laurel Spirits, LLC is proud to announce the official release of the first Pennsylvania-produced aged rye whiskey in two decades. Dad’s Hat™ Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey has been released to the Pennsylvania State Liquor Control Board and for distribution in New York and Connecticut.

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12.19.2012

DAD’S HAT® PENNSYLVANIA RYE WHISKEY COMES TO NEW ENGLAND

BRISTOL, PA — Fresh off of successful launches in California, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C., Mount Laurel Spirits, LLC is pleased to announce that Dad’s Hat® Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey will soon be available in Rhode Island and Massachusetts as well. Distributed by Massachusetts-based M.S. Walker Inc., bottles of Dad’s Hat® Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey are expected to arrive at retail stores, restaurants and hotels throughout the two states in the coming weeks.

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02.14.2012

PENNSYLVANIA RYE… BACK WHERE IT BELONGS.

BRISTOL, PA — Following two years of development, testing and refinement, Mountain Laurel Spirits, LLC of Bristol is pleased to announce the launch of Dad’s Hat® Pennsylvania White Rye. Taken straight from the still and bottled at 100 proof with no barrel aging, Dad’s Hat White Rye represents a true expression of rye spirit and pays homage to Pennsylvania’s rich 200-year history of Rye Whiskey production.

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09.06.2011

RYE WHISKEY COMES HOME TO PENNSYLVANIA

BRISTOL, PA — Mountain Laurel Spirits, LLC is opening a craft distillery in the historic Grundy Commons complex in Bristol, PA.

The facility will house production of Dad’s Hat® Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey and White Rye, distilled in small batches using local ingredients recalling Pennsylvania’s rich rye whiskey heritage.

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