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Witchcraft is in our blood

Our Story

In the summer of 1692, the village of Salem was in a state of turmoil, the hunt for witches had reached a fevered pitch. The village was tearing itself apart, on one side stood the accusers and the other the accused. The weak and socially isolated were the first to be accused, but soon more lucrative motives drove the accusations. Soon a local landowner named Samuel Wardwell, his wife Sarah and his daughter Mercy were among the accused.

Samuel Wardwell was a common carpenter with a penchant for predictions. He often claimed the ability to read the future in tea leaves and made a practice of predicting the genders of the towns’ unborn children. After several of these predictions came to pass, he became known as the Soothsayer of Andover. These were dangerous times to behave in such a manner.

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March 5th, 2016

Saw the space for the first time, it's beautiful, gonna have to raise more capital

October 15th, 2016

Finally signed the final lease, this is our new home and we have options out to 15 years.

November 18th, 2016

Selected the architect and met for a walk through of the empty space.

February 11th, 2017

A pink surprise, after doing preliminary scrubbing of the floor it was revealed that we have pink floors.

February 17th, 2017

Our tables are going to be tops! We start building the table tops for the tasting room barrels.

March 15th, 2017

Plans finally approved by the City of Allentown and 3rd party engineers.

April 5th, 2017

Testing window glass for Witch House façade.

May 1st, 2017

Contractors selected (except HVAC)

May 8th, 2017

Application submitted to the TTB and construction begins

May 20th, 2017

Construction begins, the landlord was nice enough to cut the floors for sewer lines and excavate down to the tie in line.

June 2nd, 2017

Building the Witch House sign replica

June 6th, 2017

Plumbing work begins, the sewer lines are connected and back filled with stone.

June 15th, 2017

Trench drains are set and ready for concrete, electrical panels mounted and ready for tie in. Mom finishes the stained glass windows.

June 26th, 2017

All three Witch House signs and the bars are completed.

June 30th, 2017

Concrete poured to fill the floor cuts for sewer and trench drains.

July 8th, 2017

Witch House front door replica, table tops and supports completed.

July 13th, 2017

Power lines run out to the hand off point for PPL at considerable cost!

July 25th, 2017

Our new mailbox and walls!

July 27th, 2017

We are officially a licensed distillery!

August 3rd, 2017

Dust storm, we rented equipment to prep the floor for epoxy only to find out that the pink stuff wasn't concrete sealer but epoxy and HVAC contractor selected (finally)

August 26th, 2017

Distillery floors epoxied

September 2nd, 2017

Time to paint some walls

September 18th, 2017

Finally some privacy from the neighbors, the noise maker (air compressor) is removed and the demising wall is completed.

September 24th, 2017

Final configuration taking shape.

September 25th, 2017

We have POWER.

September 30th, 2017

Paint and putting things in place.

October 3rd, 2017

The beast takes a ride to the roof.

October 8th, 2017

Base cabinets and windows in place on the Witch House wall, ceiling grid completed.

October 19th, 2017

Concrete countertops are finally in place, with the help of almost 20 friends to lift and place these monsters.

October 20th, 2017

Testing the industrial lighting swags for bulbs and placement, Witch House sign finds it's home, distillery cleansed of all the dirt and dust left by the contractors.

October 31st, 2017

Flooring the tasting room begins,

November 5th, 2017

Witch House façade finally done! So tired of concrete boards making dust and destroying saws, blades, etc.

November 12th, 2017

Family artist Lars starts laying out the lineage mural.

November 14th, 2017

Inspectors show up for Final Inspection, create punchlist for CO approval.

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  • Hours
    Wed 6pm-10pm
    Thurs 6pm-11pm
    Fri 2pm-11pm
    Sat Noon-11pm
    Sun Noon-4pm
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From Route 78:

Take Exit 57 Lehigh St – North

Go approx. ½ mile north to traffic light make right onto Downyflake Lane.  Parking lot entrance is ¼ mile down on the right.  Gallows Hill Spirits Co. is the second doorway from the left as you face the building.