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Thistle Finch Distillery

417 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3710
+1 717-478-8472
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Nice Place and Knowledable Tour Guide

While out for the weekend with my wife we stopped in here as we do go to many wineries, this was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Baltimore, Maryland
Fun time

Nice atmosphere and I love that they have board games! We did the whiskey tour (which was free) and... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2017
Ray N
via mobile
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At Thistle Finch, we invite you to experience a hidden world where nostalgia and libations rule. Only a short walk away from the heart of downtown Lancaster, our tasting room provides a rustic yet elegant destination away from the distractions of modern life. Step back in time with a classic rye whiskey cocktail, indulge in one of our other specialty cocktails crafted from a unique range of house-made infusions, or enjoy free samples of our distinctive, small batch spirits. There are many ways to experience Thistle Finch—whether you are looking to learn about the history and process of distilling, searching for a new spot to go out with friends, taking a tour, or you just want to relax with a drink and some quiet conversation—we’ve got what you’re looking for.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good40%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“rye whiskey” (10 reviews)
“black pepper” (2 reviews)
“free tour” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
417 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3710
+1 717-478-8472
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Reviewed 3 days ago

While out for the weekend with my wife we stopped in here as we do go to many wineries, this was our first distillery. I am a bourbon and scotch drinker and my wife not so much on hard liquor. The tour was very interesting...More

Thank blues4545
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

Nice atmosphere and I love that they have board games! We did the whiskey tour (which was free) and the tour guide was great. The tasting was a great value- 5$ each for shots of 8 different liquors. Unfortunately we did not enjoy the tastes...More

Thank Ray N
Reviewed April 25, 2017 via mobile

Great unique place. Tours are free, but there is a $5 charge to sample; unless you purchase from Groupon. Lucas was an excellent guide; gave history of Lancaster & the building. Answered all questions. They do offer some speciality cocktails, which are $8 ( or...More

Thank PaBirddog
Reviewed April 8, 2017

I love the atmosphere. Beautiful old restored building. I have to say how amazing the spirits are at this place. Coffee bean, black pepper whiskey!!! I was impressed with the talent and knowledge that the bar tender displayed. I was disappointed about the snobby feeling...More

2  Thank Darrel S
Reviewed January 19, 2017

I went on a Saturday afternoon with several friends and we had a great time! Thistle Finch was pretty packed, but we were able to snag a table fairly soon after arriving. The bartenders and staff are quite friendly and the cocktails are on point....More

2  Thank Christina F
Andrew M, Owner at Thistle Finch Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2017

Thanks for the nice review Christina! Glad you had a good time during your visit.

Reviewed November 7, 2016

Spent an evening touring the distillery and seeing how they produce their rye whiskey, vodka and gin. This was following by a tasting and more unique cocktails and snacks at their one of two bars and seating area. One of Lancaster's finest and highly recommended!...More

2  Thank Charles D
Andrew M, Owner at Thistle Finch Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2016

Thanks for the nice review Charles! Glad to hear you enjoyed your time at the distillery!

Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

I love to be able to support local small businesses and Thistle Finch is one of them! The distillery is in a beautiful old building, and I was happy the tour guide told us about its history. The tour was free (yay) and went over...More

Thank Sara E
Andrew M, Owner at Thistle Finch Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2016

Thanks for the review Sara! Glad you enjoyed your experience here at Thistle Finch!

Reviewed September 23, 2016

We visited Thistle Finch Distillery on a Sunday afternoon (only 1 tour on Sundays at 1:00 pm) and it was an adventure. There is a small sign pointing you in the direction of the door in this little alley way. But once you go inside...More

Thank Luv2TravelStratford
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Truely was unsure due to location but is a true gem....lancaster shuold be proud. We had drinks then did the tour. Lucas was the guide and he was wonderful. Go spend an afternoon well worth it.

1  Thank Amy C
Reviewed September 7, 2016

We arrived at the distillery to do a tasting (about 4 pm) and to hopefully purchase a bottle or two of the spirits we tasted. However, the bartender was very rude. She only stated that our daughter was not allowed to be near the bar....More

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Christine B
September 16, 2015|
Response from blanquita79 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure your teenager will be fine. It's just like a couple of bars in there and I've seen kids on other brewery tours we did in the state.