In 1681 King Charles II granted William Penn land which became the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Since then Pennsylvania has ranked as a leading agricultural area and has produced surpluses for export. By the mid 18th century, an exceptionally prosperous farming area had developed in Southeastern Pennsylvania, with Rye being one of the leading crops. The history of rye distilling in Pennsylvania dates back before prohibition, when many of the finest rye whiskies were distilled in Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia Distilling’s Master Distiller, Robert John Cassell, has deep roots in Pennsylvania – his forefathers purchased land directly from William Penn. Mr. Cassell has hand-selected organic rye from several local farms to be the base of Penn1681 Vodka.
Micro / Craft Distilled
• Distilled using a continuous four-column still to achieve the smoothest vodka possible.
• Complete process is done by our Master Distiller on site at our Pennsylvania Distillery.
• Continuous column distillation is the only way to cleanse the spirit to its maximum purity.
• Philadelphia Distilling is the only craft distillery to use a continuous column still in vodka production.
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