Bomberger's Blended Whiskey commemorates the historic Bomberger's Distillery in Pennsylvania. The original structure remains and is credited with being the nation’s oldest distillery, founded in 1753. The juice within the Bomberger’s bottle is one of America’s first multi-distillery blended whiskies since prohibition. This mix of “high rye” Bourbon (Indiana) and craft rye whiskey (NY Finger Lakes) is a true small batch, produced from seventeen casks, hand selected and blended by Master Distillers Dick Stoll, Tom McKenzie and Cory Mason.
Mr. Stoll is the last member of a near extinguished legacy of distillers pre-dating the country itself; representing generations of hand crafting whiskey. Trained by Everett Beam in both the Beam Family and Historical Pennsylvania styles, Dick served as Master Distiller of Pennsylvania Michter's where he distilled AH Hirsch, America's most award winning bourbon.
Whiskey (pre prohibition) was predominantly rye based and the style of Pennsylvania rye was sweeter and more robust than whiskies made elsewhere. Bomberger’s Blended Whiskey drinks well beyond its 2 ½ year old age, packed with aromas of candied orange, cherry, baking spice and tobacco.
Bomberger's represents a collaboration across generations and traditions, preserving the history and future legacy of American whiskey. This limited release of Bomberger’s Blended Whiskey is blended and bottled in Lancaster, Pennsylvania at Thistle Finch Distillery, and clocks in at 86 proof.
Mr. Stoll is the last member of a near extinguished legacy of distillers pre-dating the country itself; representing generations of dedication, commitment and skill hand crafting Pennsylvania Whiskey. Trained by C Everett Beam in both the Beam Family and Historical Pennsylvania Style, Dick served as Master Distiller of Pennsylvania Michter's where he also distilled the famed A.H. Hirsch Bourbon.
A Lancaster County native, Erik practiced the dark art of marketing in New York City, developing online strategy for Fortune 100 and startup companies. Seeking less pay, he began a new career in the NYC restaurant world, meeting his wife Avianna. Combining his passions of Lancaster County history and food, Erik began researching Pennsylvania's historic legacy of The Bomberger's Distillery. The rest is history.
AVIANNA PONZI WOLFE
A native New Yorker with over 25 years operating NYC restaurants and Nightlife venues, Avianna most recently owned and operated a NY Times recognized green restaurant & catering business before relocating to her husband's ancestral homeland in Lititz, PA to raise their young daughter.
Colin doesn't like food, he loves it. Whether sneaking to the neighbors and joining family taco night as a precocious two year old, or skipping Six Flags for a chance to eat at Nobu in the fifth grade, he's followed his fork and never looked back. Over the last decade Colin opened and consulted on 10 different restaurants under the Fatty Crew umbrella both locally and internationally including 3 separate NY Times Two Star reviews.
Hailing from Seattle, David is a brand architect and packaging designer specializing in identity and package design for the distilled spirits industry. His work can be found in tasting rooms and liquor store shelves from California to Kiev -- and many places in between - including packaging work for recognized international brands such as Maker's Mark, Laphroaig and Teacher's. David's true love is working directly with small to mid-sized distillers who take personal pride in their work.