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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for February 21, 2017

February 21, 2017

•Philadelphia’s Art in the Age says it will cease producing the Root, Snap, Sage and Rhubarb liqueurs in order to focus on new small-batch spirits. While the liqueur line, which has been sold by William Grant & Sons, will be discontinued, founder Steven Grasse will continue to produce new Art in the Age products—such as the Art in the Age Garden Infusions experimental spirits line—through his Tamworth Distilling venture. The Art in the Age brick-and-mortar shop in Philadelphia will continue its ongoing shift from gallery and boutique to “a cocktail-focused home bar supply and tasting room, which will be able to sell spirits direct to consumers,” the company said.

•Pottstown, Pennsylvania craft distiller Manatawny Still Works is expanding its Small Batch Whiskey Series with the release of Batch 13 double barrel reserve whiskey. The new offering is a blend of several casks of the company’s Keystone Whiskey finished in a 59-gallon port barrel from Napa’s Gandona Estate Winery. Batch 13 retails at about $45 and will be available in limited distribution in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Manatawny’s craft spirits lineup includes J. Potts Whiskey, T. Rutter Rum, Old Fellows No. 214 Gin and the Small Batch Whiskey series, among others.

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