Good news for the BYOBers of South Philly: sometime this fall, Montgomery County distillery Manatawny Still Works will open its first satellite location at 1603 East Passyunk Avenue.
This will be one of the first instances of a local distillery taking advantage of a bill-change from 2011, Act 113, which among other privileges, allows small distilleries to "operate and maintain up to two (2) Board-approved additional ("satellite") locations, which may be operated in conjunction with other limited distilleries, with no bottling or production requirements at the location." Meaning, you can finally purchase liquor — straight, unadulterated liquor — from a non-Fine Wine & Good Spirits store. (Since June 8, 2016, the number of sanctioned satellite locations has been amended to five.)
The Passyunk location will act mostly as a bottle shop, but the tasting room will also feature a full-service cocktail bar stocked only with Manatawny's line of whiskey, vodka, gin, and rum.
Updates to come.