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FINE WINE & GOOD SPIRITS

PA Residents,
Find our Spirits at a
Fine Wine & Good Spirits near you.

Stop By or Get Hewn Spirits
Delivered to Your Door!

HANDCRAFTED FROM FARM TO GLASS
FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT

Our grains are grown less than 10 miles from where we mash and distill them. We then age our spirits with ancient reclaimed woods.

Taste History. Taste the Spirit of Wood.

Shipmate Heritage Rum

Shipmate Heritage Rum is literally History in a Bottle. Each drop of this limited release, small batch rum has passed over an authenticated piece of the USS Constitution. The oldest commissioned warship still afloat. Select Caribbean rums are blended with rum from Hewn’s copper pot still and then aged in our used oak bourbon barrels. Truly one of a kind. A portion of all sales will be donated to the USS Constitution Museum.

52% ALC/VOL  (104 Proof)  |  RUM |  AGED IN USED BOURBON BARRELS

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Dark Hollow
Pennsylvania
Bourbon Whiskey

Great Bourbon Doesn't Just Come From Kentucky...

Carrying a grand tradition northward, Dark Hollow Pennsylvania Bourbon Whiskey from Hewn Spirits is made with a selection of local heirloom corn and rye, hand-crafted in the heart of Bucks County. The result is a smooth yet complex variation to this great southern American spirit.

47% ALC/VOL  (94 Proof)  |  BOURBON WHISKEY  |  MADE WITH PENNSYLVANIA HEIRLOOM CORN

 
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Reclamation
American Single Malt Whiskey

Aged with 300-Year-Old Reclaimed Wood, for a Truly Timeless Character

In the age of "adaptive reuse", we’ve discovered a brilliant use for old wood in the making of Reclamation American Single Malt Whiskey. Made from premium malted barley, Reclamation from Hewn Spirits is aged with hickory, chestnut, or oak that’s been reclaimed from timbers up to 300 years old. The result is a whiskey that is uncommonly soft, full, rich and complex to the taste. The true spirit of wood™.

45% ALC/VOL (90 Proof)  |  SINGLE MALT WHISKEY  |  AGED WITH ANCIENT WOOD

 
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Shipmate
Gold Rum

How Many Pirates Do You
Actually Know? We Thought So.

Shipmate Rum is for real people, plain and simple. Rum has always been about folks who love the water, even when they’re on land. Shipmate Rum is perfect straight up, on the rocks, or mixed in your favorite concoction. A selection of Caribbean rums from Jamaica, Trinidad and the Virgin Islands are blended and then aged in Hewn Spirits' used oak bourbon barrels. Permission to come aboard… Granted.

40% ALC/VOL  (80 Proof)  |  GOLD RUM  |  AGED IN HEWN'S USED BOURBON BARRELS

 
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Red Barn
Rye Whiskey

George Washington Sipped Here.

…rye was as common in early Pennsylvania as the hand-hewn red barns it was stored in. Hewn Spirits pays homage to these iconic and enduring American structures with our Red Barn Rye. Made for whiskey lovers from locally grown rye and corn. Red Barn Rye is dry, spicy and evocative. A simpler libation, reminiscent of a simpler time.

40% ALC/VOL  (80 Proof)  |  RYE WHISKEY  |  MADE WITH LOCAL PENNSYLVANIA RYE

 
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New Moon
Moonshine

Almost Too Good To Be Legal.

…in a new generation of this iconic American spirit. Plain, old-fashioned, locally grown corn shapes the heart of this backwoods staple. Distilled and hand-crafted in a copper pot still, New Moon is ready for sippin’ straight, on the rocks, or as an added kick to your next creative concoction. Relax, sit back and have a good ol’ time with our new take on moonshine from Hewn Spirits. And don’t you worry now… it’s all legal.

45% ALC/VOL  (90 Proof)  |  CORN WHISKEY  |  MADE WITH LOCAL PENNSYLVANIA CORN

 

Our Story

The Spirit of Wood.

After 25 years of restoring and converting early American barns into unique custom homes, and an 8-year spiritual odyssey into the restoration of an 80-year-old Alaskan wooden fishing boat, I had become deeply passionate about historic things old and wooden. Objects deliberately and delicately crafted by hand from wood to serve basic and simple utilitarian functions, like harvesting and storing grains from the fields, or transporting the sea’s bounty to market… hand-hewn things.

That love of hewn objects, coupled with, among other things, a small still I received from my crew of timber framers one Christmas, led me down the path into the forbidden art of distillation. Inevitably my new-found fascination with distilling collided with my love of old wood and good whiskey and an idea was borne…. Why not experiment and study the effects of various old, rare and even extinct woods on the aging process of different spirits?

American White Oak has long held the title as the king of barrel wood in this country, but what would happen if other unique woods were used for secondary aging on spirits? The Ancients chose the term “spirits,” because they knew that the essence of a thing — its “spirit” — was called out when they distilled a grain, fruit or type of sugar.

Experts suggest that between 60%-80% of the character of an aged spirit comes from the wood that it rests in, so it all started to make perfect sense to me. As lovers of all things old and wooden, we now endeavor to again call forth the soul of these unique woods as they impart their character and undeniable spell on our Hewn Spirits.

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“Spirited” Founder and Head Distiller

 

Circle of (Local) Life

At Hewn Spirits, our grains are grown less than 10 miles from where we mash and distill them. Before we receive them, they are milled in a working 1800s Bucks County grist mill by a friend we’ve known since 1972 who is operating his grandfather’s timber-framed water-powered grist mill to make stone ground flour, grits and polenta.

When we’re done with the spent grains, we donate them to local farms where cattle, pigs and chickens happily gobble them up. Frequently, beef and pork from those local animals are then used in local food trucks and caterers who sell their tasty fare back at the distillery. We don’t think you can get any closer to completing the circle of life — local life — than that.

We believe that in order to build a vibrant and responsible business, we need to contribute to the greater good and give back to those who ultimately form our extended family. As such, we will strive to give a portion of our proceeds back to local and appropriately focused non-profit organizations who work to make a positive contribution to our world. Cheers.

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Locations

Hewn Spirits' Tasting Room
40 Peddler's Village
New Hope, PA
Hewn Spirits' Distilling
31 Appletree Lane
Pipersville, PA
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