Five Brothers and a Dad’s Hat

Five Brothers and a Dad’s Hat

Punch Brothers

Dad’s Hat Rye Whiskey’s Punch Brothers Single Barrel Limited Release Available During Show at Union Transfer in Philadelphia

Punch Brothers, the Brooklyn quintet who are performing at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer on Monday, July 23rd, have selected a barrel of Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Straight Rye Whiskey that has been bottled by Dad’s Hat Co-founders Herman Mihalich and John Cooper to celebrate the band’s 2018 summer tour and the release of their new album, All Ashore, out July 20th on Nonesuch Records.

Punch Brothers tasted samples from several barrels of Dad’s Hat whiskey from the Bristol, PA distillery before selecting this particular barrel. As their 2010 song “Rye Whiskey” says, “Rye Whiskey makes the band sound better, makes your baby cuter, makes itself sweeter, oh boy!” This lyrics appear on the label of the newest Dad’s Hat, limited release bottles. The 124 proof, cask strength straight rye whiskey, will be available during the Punch Brothers show at Union Transfer.

“The band says that they don’t believe their music would be possible to make without rye whiskey, and none of them are willing to test the validity of that belief,” joked Mihalich. “This is a delicious barrel of whiskey, and fans will now have a chance to test the band’s theory on whiskey and music.”

Punch Brothers are mandolinist Chris Thile, guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjoist Noam Pikelny and violinist Gabe Witcher.

The Boston Globe recently said of the band, “Their uncanny ability to play with dynamics — not just contrasting quiet and loud but effortlessly shifting from one to the other—speaks to their ability to breathe together as a group. To call the Punch Brothers a well-oiled machine would imply that there is a drop of oil to be seen, when in fact they are staggeringly tight and clean.”

Learn more by visiting Union Transfer is located at 1026 Spring Garden Street in Philadelphia. Learn more about the venue and/or purchase tickets by visiting

Located at 925 Canal Street in Bristol, PA, the Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey distillery, which is owned and operated by Mountain Laurel Spirits LLC, carries on a Pennsylvania tradition of whiskey production dating back to the early 1800’s. Dad’s Hat Rye gained Whisky Advocate’s revered Craft Whiskey of the Year Award in 2016. Learn more about Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye by visiting



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