Check in with our features blog for spirited insights, timely announcements and exclusive posts direct from the distillery regarding the world of Dad’s Hat Rye Whiskey.

Dad’s Hat Scores Best In Show from Ascot Awards

As you may have seen, a Dad’s Hat Single Barrel selection that was submitted to Fred Minnick’s Ascot Awards received a Double Platinum medal and was chosen Best in Class to compete for the overall Best in Show award. We were up against single barrel selections from some of the big boys in the industry (Heaven Hill/Elijah Craig – Jim Beam/Knob Creek – Wild Turkey/Russel Reserve).

This particular barrel that was selected in collaboration with our distributor in New York, PM Spirits. They market special selections like this as part of their Collab (oration) series and use these selections to raise the profile of the brands involved – as well as their own. We are proud to announce that Dad’s Hat Collab Single Barrel Straight Rye won BEST IN SHOW in their Best Single Barrel Pick Competition.

Watch Fred Minnnick’s tasting session video here to see the results.

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Fred Minnick Honors Dad’s Hat Bonded Rye on Annual Top 100 List

Cheers to the new year! Whiskey expert and industry influencer Fred Minnnick has officially released his roster of “Top American Whiskeys of 2021”. This year, Dad’s Hat Bottled In Bond Straight Rye landed at the 55th spot on this year’s roundup and is the only other Pennsylvania whiskey to make an appearance other than Pittsburgh’s Liberty Pole Spirits.

Dad’s Hat Rye Distiller Herman Mihalich is honored with being recognized for helping bring back this traditional spirit and says, “No doubt that Pennsylvania rye whiskey is now on Fred’s radar. It is great that he explores categories and whiskeys that are not the usual big-name brands.”

Read the full list from FredMinnick.com to find out where Mr. Minnick lists your favorites.


Rosen Rye Revival

Explore the revival of heirloom Rosen Rye at the Roth Center for Sustainable Agriculture with Professor John Urbanchuk and Dad’s Hat Rye Distillery Founder Herman Mihalich. Video courtesy of Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, PA.

Craft Spirits On the Map in Philly

As those who attended Philadelphia magazine’s Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival last fall witnessed, Dad’s Hat is just one of many area distillers making big noise in the craft spirits world. Craft distilling has definitely come a long way since we started making our trademark rye whiskey in Bristol way back in 2012.

From Quakertown to Camden, now you can find burgeoning spirits artisans all over metro Philly, as can be seen with a great interactive map of area distilleries from Visit Philadelphia. See you out on the trail!


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