Hang around with our Spirits
Witchcraft is in our blood
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.
March 5th, 2016Saw the space for the first time, it's beautiful, gonna have to raise more capital
October 15th, 2016Finally signed the final lease, this is our new home and we have options out to 15 years.
November 18th, 2016Selected the architect and met for a walk through of the empty space.
February 11th, 2017A pink surprise, after doing preliminary scrubbing of the floor it was revealed that we have pink floors.
February 17th, 2017Our tables are going to be tops! We start building the table tops for the tasting room barrels.
March 15th, 2017Plans finally approved by the City of Allentown and 3rd party engineers.
April 5th, 2017Testing window glass for Witch House façade.
May 1st, 2017Contractors selected (except HVAC)
May 8th, 2017Application submitted to the TTB and construction begins
May 20th, 2017Construction begins, the landlord was nice enough to cut the floors for sewer lines and excavate down to the tie in line.
June 2nd, 2017Building the Witch House sign replica
June 6th, 2017Plumbing work begins, the sewer lines are connected and back filled with stone.
June 15th, 2017Trench drains are set and ready for concrete, electrical panels mounted and ready for tie in. Mom finishes the stained glass windows.
June 26th, 2017All three Witch House signs and the bars are completed.
June 30th, 2017Concrete poured to fill the floor cuts for sewer and trench drains.
July 8th, 2017Witch House front door replica, table tops and supports completed.
July 13th, 2017Power lines run out to the hand off point for PPL at considerable cost!
July 25th, 2017Our new mailbox and walls!
July 27th, 2017We are officially a licensed distillery!
August 3rd, 2017Dust 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, 2017Distillery floors epoxied
September 2nd, 2017Time to paint some walls
September 18th, 2017Finally some privacy from the neighbors, the noise maker (air compressor) is removed and the demising wall is completed.
September 24th, 2017Final configuration taking shape.
September 25th, 2017We have POWER.
September 30th, 2017Paint and putting things in place.
October 3rd, 2017The beast takes a ride to the roof.
October 8th, 2017Base cabinets and windows in place on the Witch House wall, ceiling grid completed.
October 19th, 2017Concrete countertops are finally in place, with the help of almost 20 friends to lift and place these monsters.
October 20th, 2017Testing 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, 2017Flooring the tasting room begins,
November 5th, 2017Witch House façade finally done! So tired of concrete boards making dust and destroying saws, blades, etc.
November 12th, 2017Family artist Lars starts laying out the lineage mural.
November 14th, 2017Inspectors show up for Final Inspection, create punchlist for CO approval.
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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.