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We always have something going on at Holy Ghost – come join us for a great time. Reserve a seat at the table today for one of our upcoming experiences or events, but act quick as open seating doesn’t last very long!
Events and Experiences
BOURBON AND CHOCOLATE PAIRING WORKSHOPS
Explore and expand your taste for bourbon and chocolate in a 60 to 75 minute class offered by Janice McNamee Sepcoski.
Pair our McNamee’s Black Irish bourbons with a variety of chocolates of different cacao content.
The class includes tastings of all our McNamees Black Irish bourbons, our Barley Whiskey and a variety of chocolates.
If you have a group of 4 to 8 and the available dates do not work for you, call us and we will see if we can (no promises) create a pairing just for your group.
21 and over ONLY.
$45.00 per person + Taxes & Fees
SMOKED CHEESE & WHISKEY WORKSHOP
Explore and expand your taste for bourbon and Smoked Cheeses in a 60 to 75 minute class offered by Janice McNamee Sepcoski.
Pair our McNamee’s Black Irish bourbons with six different smoked cheeses.
Move Over Wine & Cheese! There is a whole new world of flavor to explore!
If you have a group of 4 to 8 and the available dates do not work for you, call us and we will see if we can (no promises) to create a pairing just for your group.
21 and over ONLY.
$45.00 per person + Taxes & Fees
BECOME A CERTIFIED BOURBON STEWARD
Many people claim to be bourbon experts. Did you know there’s a certification program to prove it? The Stave & Thief Society is an in-depth training program for the world of American whiskey.
HGD is the first distillery in Pennsylvania to become a Stave & Thief Society Establishment Member! We are certified as an Executive Bourbon Steward to hold the Certified Bourbon Steward classes.
Wine has Sommeliers. Beer has Cicerones. And now, bourbon has Stewards. You know your Tennessee whiskey from bourbon, and you can categorize your bourbons by mash bill. But do you know enough to be certified in bourbon? Now you can find out. The Stave & Thief Society offers the world’s only industry-recognized bourbon certification program.
21 and over ONLY.
$175.00 per person + Taxes & Fees
– Workshop Includes Lunch
Distillery Tour & Tasting (Saturdays during the warmer months)
Enjoy the weekend with a Tour and tasting! The tour starts at our tasting house (the original farm house) you will be led by a spirited storyteller. He or She will start your tale and show you the grounds of Holy Ghost Distillery. Taking you back in time to 1883. The walks are planned according to the schedule found below but are subject to change if the spirits call for rain (now by rain we mean downpour).
Although walk-ins are always welcome, space on each walk is limited. We will be starting tours every 60 minutes so the possibility of a small group joining in is always there. However, purchasing tickets is the only way to guarantee your time slot.
Private walks may also be available for groups of 10 or more with advance notice. Call 570-990-2673 to arrange a private tour. Walk-ins are at a first come, first served basis.
21 and over ONLY (except dogs, dogs are free and all ages of pups are welcome) Event includes four samplings of the distiller’s latest creations. Reservations for this event are non-refundable.
$20.00 per person includes special tastings not offered in the tasting house.
Whiskey Blending Lab (Blend your own Whiskey)
Nerd out with our distillers and become a master blender for a few magical hours. Our distillers are experts in nosing, flavor categorization and pairing substrates to create a whole that far exceeds the expected sum of its parts. Guests will be taught to break down aggregate flavors while building a whiskey blend complete with mouth feel and finish. You will hand bottle your creation and complete the experience with a customized label.
30 minute introduction to the distillery and the blending process.
An hour to taste through barrels and customize a personal Bourbon Blend.
A Holy Ghost Distillery Blending Expert to help guide you as you sample barrels and blend. At the culmination of the experience your Blending Expert will help you to create a 750mL bottle of your personal blend.
Opportunity to upgrade your experience with a charcuterie or small bites from our kitchen for ($)
Show off your skills and take home additional bottles of your creation for friends and enemies. $90 per extra bottle or add 5 bottles for a case $375.
$200.00 Per Person + Sales tax and Fees.
This workshop requires a minimum of 2 people and has a 6 person max.
Hands on Mixology Workshop
Guests will arrive to HGD to our 19th century tasting house. After a brief tour in our story telling room, your Mixologist will introduce him/her self and will engage guests as he or she walks you through the steps to create 3 classic cocktails. Guests will have a chance to take advantage of their mixologist experience and will be able to ask anything they want regarding mixology and bartending.
Our mixology workshops are designed to educate and inspire the at-home bartender. Our goal is to take the mystery out of mixology. In our classic, interactive and hands-on classes you will learn about the history of alcohol and proper techniques for crafting balanced cocktails while making 3 different cocktails throughout the class. All you need to do is show up ready to have a social and educational evening about cocktails. We provide all bar tools and cocktail ingredients.
Snacks are included with this Workshop.
$55.00 Per person + Sales Tax & Fees
Small Group Distillers Experience (Starting Late Spring 2024)
Did you ever want to make a distilled Spirit? We will take you through the process and your group will run the still. Spirits being produced may vary but can include Rum, Absinthe, Agave, or Brandy.
Prices vary based on the spirit being produced.
Whiskey & Bourbon History
In this workshop learn a ton of really cool and fascinating things about Whiskey & Bourbon. Things like: Whiskey vs Whisky —
Uisce beatha – literally “water of life”, is the name for whiskey in Gaelic. Over time, the phrase uisge beath was shortened to simply “uisge” (sounds like “oosh-gae”) — Early forms of the word in English included uskebeaghe (1581), usquebaugh (1610), usquebath (1621), and usquebae (1715).
Drunken Story Tellers Series
Drunken Storytellers @ Holy Ghost Distillery. Interact with multiple storytellers for a night of drunken tales. Learn the true story about some crazy people that influences the spirits that we know and consume today. Themed cocktails are available along with our full cocktail menu. Only $10 to reserve your spot.
Beware all ye who enter here, for it is not for the faint of heart.
The stories told here may not be suitable for all!.
Must be 21 and older.
Stories Vary Each month. Some Stories you might hear are:
- The Absinthe Murders
- The George Remus Story
- Women in Bootlegging
- The Rita Taksuru Story
- Mary Wazeniak
- Josephine Doody
- Maggie Bailey “Queen of the Mountain Bootleggers”
$10.00 per person + taxes & Fees
We are 2 miles east of the RT940 / I80 / I-476 interchange. Located in the heart of the Poconos, where the PA Turnpike (NE Ext) and Interstate 80 intersect, it is an easy 1.5 hour drive from Philadelphia, New York and New Jersey.
990 State Route 940 White Haven PA 18661