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Barn Raising for Courtney’s Cause

Our first Barn Raising is THIS Wednesday- March 2nd! We will be supporting Courtney's Cause which is a foundation here in the Lehigh Valley that supports the education, early detection & hope to end Colon Cancer. Head over to their website and see what it is all about. Colon Cancer tugs especially hard on the ‪#‎eightoaksfamily‬ 's hearts as a member of our crew has been fighting a hard battle with colon cancer for the past three years. Head out on Wednesday to buy a bottle, a t-shirt, a cocktail, or just to contribute a donation to the cause. We will have a special blue drink that day too!

Let's gather together to support Courtney's family and all the families who have been affected by Colon Cancer.

Small Batch Gin

Eight Oaks Craft Distillers

Every Spirit has a Story.

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Eight Oaks is a veteran-owned farm distillery located in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. We grow our own grains just steps away from the distillery. At Eight Oaks craft distillers we know that Every Spirit Has a Story. We can’t wait to tell you ours and learn yours.

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OUR STORY

From the get-go we envisioned Eight Oaks to be an authentic farm craft distillery.

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Our Craft Spirits

OUR SPIRITS

We’re small batch but big on delivering crisp, clean artisan spirits. Our Vodka, Gin, Rum and Applejack are made fresh and sourced locally.

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Our Craft Distillery

OUR DISTILLERY

Come join us at the Eight Oaks Tasting Room where you can sample our craft spirits, enjoy a handcrafted cocktail, tour the distillery and learn what we are all about. The distillery is also available for private events.

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OUR STORY

  • OUR NAME

    Our Name - Eight Oaks Craft Distillers

    Here in the fertile Lehigh Valley we grow our own grains and source other ingredients from the farms of our friends and neighbors to give you a true seed to glass experience. Our name also has some roots to it. Let's start with "Oaks." The oak tree gives us the barrels that people have been using for centuries to age their spirits. Of course the oak is also a symbol of strength, nature and longevity.

    Now the number 8 has always been significant in my family. My grandfather lived in a time when people wrote letters. He often worked away from home, and my dad told me the story of when his father wrote these letters, he would sign off with a number 8. He told him that the 8 was representative of the 8 letters in I Love You. When my dad wrote me letters as a kid, he continued the tradition, and I have carried that tradition on with my family. Now it’s not so much in letters as it is in the form of texts and emails, and yes, even Facebook posts and tweets. It has come to mean more than just I love you. It means I’m proud of you, I’m thinking about you and just generally a symbol of love and support. But more importantly, it is a direct tie back to my grandfather and my father, who have both since passed on but are always with us in spirit.

  • OUR CREW

    Chad - Artisan Distiller
    Chad Co-founder, Distiller, Floor Mopper

    I spent 25 years as a pilot in the military and civilian aviation industry. After many years of traveling for work I am happy to be spending more time close to home with friends and family. I got into craft distilling because it's a great blend of agriculture, science and history. I enjoy two of the following three things: running marathons, watching college football and finding great places to eat wherever we travel. I live with my wife and best friend, Jodi, in New Tripoli, PA and still can't believe that she actually agreed to start a distillery!

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    Jesse at Eight Oaks Craft Distillery
    Jesse Co-founder, Distiller, Busboy

    I am a born, raised and educated Lehigh Valley countryman. Only after 7 long years in the oil and gas industry did I realize my thirst to return to my roots to work closely with my friends and family. A closet brewer to start, I started my distilling journey by hand crafting ales at home. With just enough knowledge to be dangerous, the desire to work with my hands, and my fascination with small batch, artisan spirits, I was naturally drawn to craft distilling.

    I enjoy raising my family (two little girls) with my high school sweetheart, Lia, and raising a glass with good company. A tinkerer at heart, I also enjoy riding and fixing (mostly fixing) my self-restored moped (yes, they still exist, pedals and all) in my hometown of New Tripoli, PA.

    Cheers!

    Carly at Eight Oaks Craft Spirits
    Carly Customer Experience Rep, Distiller, Coffee Maker, Singer/Dancer

    I spent most of my life moving and traveling and, much to my surprise, found some serious roots here in New Tripoli about eight years ago – I’m now living in a cute old farmhouse with my other half, Logan. I am a lover of the human spirit - I appreciate people’s stories and hearing about where they came from or what they have experienced.

    I also have quite the background in drinking great booze, which makes this the perfect career choice! I like to roam and explore new places every chance I can. On any given Sunday night you can find me watching Gilmore Girls - just a slight obsession. I am a mama to a pretty little puppy and (on most days) a CrossFit enthusiast.

    When asked this question throughout my life, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" I never really had a great answer like everyone else… "Doctor", "Lawyer", "Veterinarian"... I always knew I wanted to work with family. Family is my passion. You have one life and all these great people surround us - of course I want to be with them as much as I can!

    I can’t wait to meet all of you, and hear your stories.

    Logan at Eight Oaks Artisan Spirits
    Logan Distiller, Mechanic, Still Polisher

    I was born and raised in the Lehigh Valley, living on the same farm that Eight Oaks Craft Distillery came to be built all of my life. I'm the youngest of three brothers and a sister who I often run into on the dirt road that connects all of our houses.

    Always a lover of mechanical systems, working under the sun and enterprise, I started a property service business in high school that has grown over the past 6 years. Now eager to take on this new endeavor, I look forward to leveraging what I have learned to create artisan spirits with a story… After all whiskey is essentially bottled sunshine!

    Craft distilling appeals to me because of the technical aspects involved from controlling temperatures in the still, to the soil science that is the base of our grains used in our process. To this day I still enjoy a life lived on that same farm, with my long time love Carly Butters, now living in our house within view of the distillery! I enjoy working with my hands in challenging and engaging tasks, as well as good company and fine spirits.

    I can’t wait to share our final product with all of you!

  • THE PROCESS

    Craft Distilling Process for Small Batch Vodka

    Eight Oaks handcrafts super premium spirits using select grains sustainably grown on our own farm and the farms of our friends and neighbors in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. Our distilling equipment is the very best, manufactured to exact standards in Germany. Using our copper pot still, our handcrafted process results in artisan spirits with a rich, complex flavor.

  • THE FARMERS

    Utt Farms
    Utt Farms

    Kevin and Heather Utt are 4th generation farmers that have lived in New Tripoli most of their lives. Kevin helped on local farms growing up and after graduation, he secured a job with Reading Bone Fertilizers for many years. Kevin then started his own excavating business that he ran for many years until the Utt family decided to buy a farm for themselves. The high school sweethearts have lived on their farm for 13 years with their 11-year old daughter Sydney and 8-year old son Cody.

    They have grown their farm over the years and their crops currently include Hay, Wheat, Rye, Soy Beans, Snap Beans, Sorghum, Corn and Barley.

    When the Utt’s aren't on the farm, you can catch them at tractor pulls where Kevin drives his Rollin Thunder 966 International tractor. Kevin is the 2015 Points Champion for the USA East Light Limited Pro/Super Farm Class. This was his first year pulling with this organization.

    The Utt family can’t wait to see what all is in store for the ride ahead on this adventure.

    Scholl Orchards - Supplier to small batch distillery
    Scholl Orchards

    Scholl Orchards is a family business, owned and operated by George and Faith Scholl, with the active involvement of sons Ben and Jake and daughters Martha and Emily.

    In addition to growing fruit in their orchards, including 20 varieties of peaches, and operating the farm market, the family also presses apples in the fall and winter months for cider, using a special blend of apples for that perfect, Scholl Orchards flavor.

    Visit Scholl Orchards at www.schollorchards.com

  • THE HEX SIGN

    The Barn at Eight Oaks Craft Distillers

    Pennsylvania Dutch farmers have been painting hex symbols on their barns since the turn of the 19th century. The term “hex” means witch or sorcerer yet the term “hex sign” was coined by a writer in the 1920’s who thought that the barn decorations were used to ward off evil spirits. Still the most plausible reason why farmers painted hex symbols on their barns is that they were paying homage to the sun, stars and moon in helping them time their plantings and harvestings.

    At Eight Oaks we use the hex star motif on our artisan spirits to acknowledge the farmers of days gone by and the next generation who have preserved their barns and barn stars. When you visit our craft distillery in the rolling countryside, don’t be surprised if you come upon some barn stars that have stood the test of time.

  • OUR NAME
  • OUR CREW
  • THE PROCESS
  • THE FARMERS
  • THE HEX SIGN

OUR SPIRITS

  • American Craft Vodka
    American Vodka

    Eight Oaks American Vodka is first sown in the fall as soft red winter wheat, grown and harvested on our own farm and the farms of our friends and neighbors. We hand mill our grains on site, combine them with some of the purest water on Earth by tapping into ancient aquifers and distill them in our copper pot still using a 25-foot vodka column. Finally, we charcoal filter our craft vodka for a crisp, clean spirit with a silky smooth finish.

    80 PROOF 40% ALC BY VOL 750 ML

    WHERE TO FIND

    Where to find:

    You can find our products at the following locations-

    • Purchase bottles and cocktails at the distillery in New Tripoli!
    • Easton Farmers Market every Saturday from 9am - 1pm during the farmers market season

    We are also at the following PLCB State Stores-

    • 821 W Lancaster Ave, STE 310, Wayne PA
    • Logan Square Shopping Center, Lower York Rd, New Hope PA
    • 275 Main St, Exton PA
    • Promenade Shops, 3060 Center Valley Pky, Center Valley PA
    • Maple Glenn Shopping Center, 1973 Norristown Rd, Maple Glen PA
    • Crest Plaza Shopping Center, 1516 N Cedar Crest Blvd, Allentown PA
    • 125 W Dekalb Pk, King Of Prussia PA
    • Ardmore Plaza Shopping Center, 62 Greenfield Ave, Ardmore PA
    • Berkshire Mall West, 1101 Woodland Rd, Wyomissing PA
    • Brandywine Mills Shopping Center, 1751 Wilmingtown Pk, Glen Mills PA

    Don't forget to ask for Eight Oaks in all your favorite bars, restaurants, hotels and resorts throughout southeastern PA!

     

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    American Craft Gin

    This is not your grandmother’s gin. Eight Oaks American Gin is crafted from soft red winter wheat, grown on our farm and the farms of our friends and neighbors. The final distillation includes a blend of unique botanicals that creates a fresh, clean flavor with a citrus finish. Our small batch gin is unlike any you have tasted before and is a perfect in a complex cocktail or all on its own.

    88 PROOF 44% ALC BY VOL 750 ML

    WHERE TO FIND

    Where to find:

    You can find our products at the following locations-

    • Purchase bottles and cocktails at the distillery in New Tripoli!
    • Easton Farmers Market every Saturday from 9am - 1pm during the farmers market season

    We are also at the following PLCB State Stores-

    • 821 W Lancaster Ave, STE 310, Wayne PA
    • Logan Square Shopping Center, Lower York Rd, New Hope PA
    • 275 Main St, Exton PA
    • Promenade Shops, 3060 Center Valley Pky, Center Valley PA
    • Maple Glenn Shopping Center, 1973 Norristown Rd, Maple Glen PA
    • Crest Plaza Shopping Center, 1516 N Cedar Crest Blvd, Allentown PA
    • 125 W Dekalb Pk, King Of Prussia PA
    • Ardmore Plaza Shopping Center, 62 Greenfield Ave, Ardmore PA
    • Berkshire Mall West, 1101 Woodland Rd, Wyomissing PA
    • Brandywine Mills Shopping Center, 1751 Wilmingtown Pk, Glen Mills PA

    Don't forget to ask for Eight Oaks in all your favorite bars, restaurants, hotels and resorts throughout southeastern PA!

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  • Colonial Craft Rum
    Small Batch Rum

    Eight Oaks Colonial Rum is a tribute to one of the most popular spirits in 17th century colonial times. Crafted from locally sourced molasses, our Rum revives the colonial spirit, which helped make America what it is today. We handcraft all of our Rum in honor of our ancestors while carefully blending the sweet and the spicy to deliver a timeless, yet unbelievably smooth rum.

    80 PROOF 40% ALC BY VOL 750 ML

    WHERE TO FIND

    Where to find:

    You can find our products at the following locations-

    • Purchase bottles and cocktails at the distillery in New Tripoli!
    • Easton Farmers Market every Saturday from 9am - 1pm during the farmers market season

    We are also at the following PLCB State Stores-

    • 821 W Lancaster Ave, STE 310, Wayne PA
    • Logan Square Shopping Center, Lower York Rd, New Hope PA
    • 275 Main St, Exton PA
    • Promenade Shops, 3060 Center Valley Pky, Center Valley PA
    • Maple Glenn Shopping Center, 1973 Norristown Rd, Maple Glen PA
    • Crest Plaza Shopping Center, 1516 N Cedar Crest Blvd, Allentown PA
    • 125 W Dekalb Pk, King Of Prussia PA
    • Ardmore Plaza Shopping Center, 62 Greenfield Ave, Ardmore PA
    • Berkshire Mall West, 1101 Woodland Rd, Wyomissing PA
    • Brandywine Mills Shopping Center, 1751 Wilmingtown Pk, Glen Mills PA

    Don't forget to ask for Eight Oaks in all your favorite bars, restaurants, hotels and resorts throughout southeastern PA!

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  • craft spirits - Authentic Applejack
    Authentic Applejack Artisan Spirits

    Farmers in the Lehigh Valley were making Applejack before our country was born. One of the best known apples used in Applejack was the Baldwin Apple, which was discovered by a farmer in the 1740’s named William Butters, the eighth great-grandfather of Eight Oaks co-founder Chad Butters. It’s why you can’t get more authentic than Eight Oaks Applejack.

    80 PROOF 40% ALC BY VOL 750 ML

    WHERE TO FIND

    Where to find:

    You can find our products at the following locations-

    • Purchase bottles and cocktails at the distillery in New Tripoli!
    • Easton Farmers Market every Saturday from 9am - 1pm during the farmers market season

    We are also at the following PLCB State Stores-

    • 821 W Lancaster Ave, STE 310, Wayne PA
    • Logan Square Shopping Center, Lower York Rd, New Hope PA
    • 275 Main St, Exton PA
    • Promenade Shops, 3060 Center Valley Pky, Center Valley PA
    • Maple Glenn Shopping Center, 1973 Norristown Rd, Maple Glen PA
    • Crest Plaza Shopping Center, 1516 N Cedar Crest Blvd, Allentown PA
    • 125 W Dekalb Pk, King Of Prussia PA
    • Ardmore Plaza Shopping Center, 62 Greenfield Ave, Ardmore PA
    • Berkshire Mall West, 1101 Woodland Rd, Wyomissing PA
    • Brandywine Mills Shopping Center, 1751 Wilmingtown Pk, Glen Mills PA

    Don't forget to ask for Eight Oaks in all your favorite bars, restaurants, hotels and resorts throughout southeastern PA!

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RECIPES

  • Cranberry Mule

    Eight Oaks Vodka, 100% Cranberry Juice, Goslings Ginger Beer.

    Ingredients

    • 2 or 3 oz Eight Oaks Vodka
    • 2 oz Cranberry Juice
    • 3 oz Goslings Ginger Beer
    • Serve Over Ice
    • Garnish with Fresh Cranberries & a Lime Wedge
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  • Oak & Coke

    Eight Oaks White Rum, Vanilla Simple Syrup, Coke, Orange.

    Ingredients

    • Muddle orange wedge in bottom of the glass
    • 2 or 3 oz Eight Oaks Rum
    • 1 oz Vanilla Simple Syrup
    • 4 oz Coke
    • Serve Over Ice
    • Garnish with Orange Wedge
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  • The Stone Fence

    Eight Oaks AppleJack, Scholl's Apple Cider, Club Soda.

    Ingredients

    • 2 or 3 oz Eight Oaks AppleJack
    • 4 oz Scholl's Apple Cider
    • 1 oz Club Soda
    • Serve Over Ice
    • Garnish with a Cinnamon Stick & an Apple Slice
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  • Blood Orange Mojito

    Eight Oaks Colonial Rum, Blood Orange, Mint, Orange & Pomegranate Sanpellegrino, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup.  

    Ingredients

    • Muddle Blood Orange Slice & 5 Pieces of Mint in Bottom of the Glass
    • 2 oz Eight Oaks Colonial Rum
    • 1 oz Lime Juice
    • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
    • Fill Glass with Ice and Pomegranate Sanpellegrino
    • Garnish with Mint & Blood Orange Slice
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  • The Log Cabin

    Eight Oaks Authentic Applejack, Scholl's Fresh Pressed Apple Cider, Lemon Juice, House Made Rosemary-Honey Syrup.

    Ingredients

    • 2 oz Eight Oaks Authentic Applejack
    • 1 oz Lemon Juice
    • 1 oz Rosemary - Honey Syrup
    • Fill Glass with Ice & Scholl's Apple Cider
    • Garnish with Rosemary Sprig & Lemon Wheel

    Rosemary - Honey Syrup:

    • Bring 1 Cup Water to a Boil
    • Remove from Heat & Stir in 1 Cup Honey
    • While Honey Mixture is Cooling Add in 5 Sprigs of Rosemary
    • After Cooling, Keep in Refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
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  • The Farm Hound

    Eight Oaks American Vodka, Lemon Juice, Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice, Lemon-Lime Soda.

    Ingredients

    • Take a Lime Wedge Around Glass, Dip Glass in Raw Sugar to Sugar the Rim
    • Fill Glass with Ice
    • 2 oz Eight Oaks American Vodka
    • 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
    • 4 oz Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
    • Top with Lemon-Lime Soda
    • Garnish with a Slice of Grapefruit or Lemon Wheel
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  • Jack Rose

    The Jack Rose is a classic Applejack cocktail from the prohibition era. Eight Oaks Authentic Applejack, House Made Grenadine, Fresh Lemon Juice.

    Ingredients

    • Fill Cocktail Shaker with Ice
    • Add 2 oz of Eight Oaks Authentic Applejack
    • Add 1 oz Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
    • Add 3/4 oz House Made Grenadine
    • Shake Well
    • Strain into a Chilled Martini Glass
    • Garnish with Candied Fruit Peel or Lemon Wedge

    House Made Grenadine :

    • Boil Equal Parts Pomegranate Juice and Water
    • Remove from Heat and Squeeze a Few Drops of Fresh Lemon Juice
    • Let Cool- Refrigerate for up to Three Weeks
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  • The Pain Killer

    A delicious cocktail of the islands- The Pain Killer mixes: Eight Oaks Rum, Cream of Coconut, Pineapple Juice & Orange-Pineapple Juice.

    Ingredients

    • 2 oz. Eight Oaks Colonial Rum
    • 2 oz. Orange-Pineapple Juice
    • 2 oz. Pineapple Juice
    • 1 oz. Cream of Coconut
    • Shake or Stir Well to Combine
    • Serve Over Ice & Garnish with Oranges
    • *Pro Tip* Place Unopened Jar of Cream of Coconut in a Bowl of Warm Water for a Couple Minutes to Make Coconut into a Liquid to Easily Combine.

     

    This Recipe is Great Converted Into a Punch to Share With All Your Friends!

    Store the Punch in a Gallon Water Container to Easily Shake & Serve.

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  • April Mule

    Eight Oaks American Vodka, Cucumber, Mint, Lime, Fever-Tree Ginger Beer

    Ingredients

    In a Shaker Cup Muddle:

    • 4 Slices of Cucumber
    • 6 Mint Leaves
    • 1 1/2 oz. Lime Juice

    Fill Shaker with Ice

    • Add 2 oz. Eight Oaks American Vodka
    • Shake Vigorously
    • Strain Into an Ice Filled Copper Mule Cup
    • Fill Glass with Fever-Tree Ginger Beer
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OUR DISTILLERY

The Eight Oaks Tasting Room is the place to enjoy our artisan spirits and handcrafted cocktails in a relaxed, farmhouse atmosphere where you can learn our story and share yours. Schedule a tour for a full access, behind the barrels, guided tour of the distillery where you can learn even more about the craft distillation process. Check out our hours and calendar of events below. Be sure to sign up to be part of the Distillation Nation Newsletter so we can keep you informed about events and special offerings.

If you’re interested in hosting your next event at the Eight Oaks Craft Distillery, check out our available private rooms and additional information on our event space and party venue. Also, beginning March 2nd, we will be hosting Barn Raisings every Wednesday. Each week we will open our doors to a selected charity that needs to raise money or needs an event space or party venue to hold an event for their charity. If not approached by a specific charity, we will choose one of the so many great causes that help our local community. We regularly host Barn Raisings for charity events, donating 10% of profits directly to the charity. If you own or know of a charity you think should be part of our Barn Raisings, please contact us!

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PHYSICAL ADDRESS

Eight Oaks Craft Distillers
7189 Route 309
New Tripoli, Pa 18066

TASTING ROOM HOURS

Monday:
Closed
Tuesday:
Closed
Wednesday:
11am-6pm
Thursday:
11am-6pm
Friday:
11am-8pm
Saturday:
11am-6pm
Sunday:
11am-6pm

HAPPENINGS

We will keep you updated on the happenings at Eight Oaks whenever the spirit moves us – which is all the time!

RT @kurtbresswein: Scholl Orchards, @EightOaksDist keep applejack history alive in the Lehigh Valley #howitsmade @lehighvalley https://t.co…
https://t.co/VHy8jGbz85 Make sure to check us out at the Easton Farmers Market! @buyfresh
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