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Whiskey Raiders Reviews Dad’s Hat Classic Rye A Pennsylvania rye distillery, Dad’s Hat has been in the game for years at this point, slowly and determinedly trudging forward with the intent to make authentic Pennsylvania-style rye whiskey that can’t be ignored. This craft producer is distilling and bottling its own whiskey. This is the distillery’s flagship expression, bottled at 45% ABV. Let’s dive in.


56 American Whiskies Under $100 You Need to Try

Food & Wine: Dad’s Hat Maple Finish Rye – Local maple syrup producers first age their liquid in these casks, which then are filled with Dad’s Hat’s excellent rye. The result is full of honey-coated nuts — pecans, walnuts, almonds — as well as maple pralines and orange marmalade, all tingling with just the right amount of rye spice.


10 Special-Barrel-Finished Whiskeys You Need to Try

Men’s Journal: If you’ve never tried Dad’s Hat Rye, now’s your chance. While you can’t go wrong with its flagship Classic Rye, we suggest getting a little wild and trying its unique Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Vermouth Finish Rye.


The Best Rye Whiskey Under $50 Dad’s Hat typifies the Old Monongahela style, with a mash bill of 80 percent rye, 15 percent malted barley and 5 percent malted rye. It presents a nose of aromatic wood and baking spice, along with flavors of lychee, Christmas spices and cinnamon candy.


Meet the New Breed of Independent American Whiskey Bottlers

SevenFifty Daily: These U.S. producers are adapting a Scottish practice to make whiskeys by blending barrels from select craft distillers.


US spirits exports rebound after tariff removal

The Spirits Business: “It’s great the tariffs are lifted, but it’s going to take a bit more time for us to get the momentum back,” said Herman Mihalich, founder and distiller of Dad’s Hat Rye Whiskey in Pennsylvania. “Returning to these important international markets has been challenging.”


The Historic American Whiskey You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

The U.S. has been in the midst of an unprecedented bourbon boom for over a decade now, and given its rich history even before its latest surge in popularity, it’s fair to say that the classic Kentucky spirit (95% of all bourbon is made in Kentucky, per LuxRow Distillers) is now firmly entrenched as the classic American spirit.


NY Times Is On the Trail of Pennsylvania’s One-of-a-Kind Whiskey

Old Monongahela rye is having a comeback. A distillery road trip tells the story of its fall and rise, with Alexander Hamilton playing the villain.


Mashed Adds Dad’s Hat to “Best Rye You Need To Try” List

It’s funny how a drink’s popularity goes in cycles. For the first few centuries of our nation’s history, rye was the spirit of choice for all discriminating drinkers. While nearly all alcoholic beverages went underground during Prohibition, rye unlike other spirits somehow never fully recovered after the repeal.


Dad’s Hat Mill Street Tasting Room Now Open!

Dad’s Hat Distillery is proud to announce the opening of our beautiful new tasting room at 131 Mill Street in Bristol, PA. The newly redesigned space is just one block away from the Bristol Waterfront Park in the heart of the borough, about a mile from our Canal Street distillery location in the historic Grundy Commons complex.

Award-winning Dad’s Hat whiskeys will be featured along with a range of classic and creative cocktails, craft beers, wine, ciders and spirits sourced from producers across the entire state of PA. Bottles of our trademark Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey will be available to purchase along with flights of outstanding, unique whiskeys from our vibrant PA distilling community.

Dad’s Hat Mill Street Tasting Room
131 Mill Street, Bristol, PA


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 to find out where Mr. Minnick lists your favorites.


Spice Up Your Home Bar with the Best Rye Whiskeys

As temperatures drop and a dram of whiskey by the fire begins to sound like a good idea, it’s time to spice up your home bar. If you love bourbon, rye’s sassy baking spice character and cocktail versatility is well worth a try. It’s made from rye grain—the same ingredient found in distinctively earthy rye bread—so if you love the loaves, you might want to give this whiskey a try.

Read the full article from Saveur magazine to see where Dad’s Hat Rye lands on the list.


Dad’s Hat Distillery Earns “International Craft Producer of the Year”

On March 26th at an awards ceremony that was held remotely from London — virtually via a Facebook live stream to contestants due to the Coronavirus outbreak — Dad’s Hat Rye was named as the “International Craft Producer of the Year” by Whisky Magazine for 2020, beating out regional winners from all over the world.



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