by Emily Kovach
About 50 miles northwest of Philadelphia, a small borough in Chester County is home to Brandywine Branch Distillers, a craft-driven company that’s pushing the envelope with its Revivalist Gins. These single-batch spirits run through hand-hammered copper stills, and are infused with an incredible range of herbs and botanicals to create five seasonal “expressions”: Equinox, Summertide, Harvest, Solstice and spicy DragonDance.
This May, the distillery bottled its first run of Custom Cask Straight Bourbons, aged in custom charred new American white oak casks. The distillery doesn’t offer tours yet, but its bistro is open Thursday through Saturday, serving small plates and extensive list of artistic cocktails.