The craft distilling scene in the Keystone State hasn’t been this marketable since pre-Prohibition. And, luckily for couples lodging with Cove Pocono Resorts, there are a handful of highly-praised Pennsylvania distilleries in the region. It’s quite common for couples to search for a “craft distillery near me” during their midday adventures via the Key Around Club. Whether you appreciate an innovative cocktail, stiff pour, or bottle to-go, there’s bound to be a barrel room near Paradise Stream Resort and Pocono Palace Resort with your name on it.
The 3 Best Pennsylvania Distilleries
Before diving into this shortlist of must-visit Pennsylvania distilleries, it’s worth noting that Cove Pocono Resorts’ all-inclusive packages include two meals daily, countless on-site activities, nightly entertainment, and lodging. The packages, however, don’t cover alcohol. Thus, we’ve compiled this list of potential midday pit stops in-between a snowmobiling adventure, horseback riding, or 18 holes of golf. Let’s start with the region’s premier watering hole: Silverback Distillery.
Silverback Distillery – East Stroudsburg
Silverback’s East Stroudsburg facility operates inside an old airplane hangar on the north edge of town near Marshalls Creek. The company was named after the strong, fierce silverback gorilla. Thus, many of their spirits are also named after a variety of apes. Silverback has won awards for their 100 percent sweet corn vodka, botanical gin, rye whiskey, aged bourbon, and white oak barrel moonshine. Savor a cocktail on the outdoor patio next to a jet or inside the sleek yet unpretentious tavern.
Mountain View Vineyard – Stroudsburg
Mountain View is equal parts vineyard, brewery, eatery, and distillery—a true all-in-one package that pleases every patron. Unlike most Pennsylvania breweries, Mountain View features dramatic, awe-inspiring vistas of the towering Poconos. Spirit samplers cost just $7, which includes three-ounce pours of all-natural vodka, grape-based brandy, and old-fashioned moonshine. Mountain View is certainly worth a visit during the summer and autumn seasons, primarily because of the surrounding natural beauty. You’ll likely stumble upon their scenic vineyard while searching for a “vodka distillery near me.”
Eight Oaks Farm Distillery – New Tripoli
Eight Oaks Farm narrowly thwarted Lehighton’s Insurrection Distillery, one of the newest Pennsylvania distilleries. New Tripoli is a bit of a trek, so we recommend visiting their polished distillery on the return journey to Philadelphia, Allentown, or Harrisburg. The $20 tours provide an inside look into the art of distilled spirits (from seed to glass) followed by a sampling complete with a crafted cocktail made by a well-trained mixologist.
The Premier Couples Resort in Pennsylvania
For decades, couples of all ages have been venturing into the heart of the Pocono Mountains for a playful, uninhabited getaway to Cove Pocono Resorts (home to the world-famous Champagne Tower Whirlpool). As mentioned above, nearly every aspect of the stay is included in an all-inclusive package, including curated activities by our dedicated team of Chief eXcitement Officers (CXOs). Before booking, make sure to browse through our Jacuzzi suites, year-round activities, wedding packages, and vow renewal opportunities. Call now to book by dialing 1-800-432-9932.