Dock Street Spirits Launches Vicio Mezcal

Vicio MezcalDock Street Spirits, soul sister of Dock Street Brewing Co., is proud to announce the launch of Vicio Mezcal, the first spirit in a line of exploratory, unique and, foremost, tasteful spirits. Vicio is here! Now available for online sales in Pennsylvania!

Dock Street Spirits was founded in Philadelphia in August 2013 by Rosemarie Certo, Marilyn Candeloro and later joined by Regina Pfohl. Dock Street Brewery, founded by Rosemarie Certo, was in the forefront of the craft beer revolution in 1985 as one of the nation’s first post-prohibition microbreweries [with the likes of Sam Adams and Sierra Nevada]. Now, the troupe at Dock Street Spirits is full steam ahead in two other burgeoning industries: mezcal and artisanal spirits.

Mezcal has been described as the purest spirit on the planet – it is made by hand and cooked in the earth with age-old methods passed on by generations of mezcaleros (distillers). Our venture encompasses three years of traveling to Mexico, delving into to the Oaxacan culture and meeting with mezcaleros to finalize our perfect mezcal recipe. Vicio Mezcal is smooth with a floral nose. It goes down like lightening, yet it is soft, harmonious and enveloping. “At first sip, it tastes like a fine joven tequila but after a velvety swallow, the signature smokey notes start to bloom” (~Danya Henninger,

Vicio Mezcal wears an illustration of the axolotl, a Mexican salamander made famous in a short story by Julio Cortazar… ‘the eyes of the axolotls spoke to me of a different life, of another way of seeing.” No one remains unchanged after an experience with Vicio Mezcal. The taste of Vicio Mezcal conjures the archaic remnants and primordial images locked in this voluptuous potion.

Stay tuned as the team continues to feed your taste for adventure by developing and producing a brand of distinctive and indelible artisanal spirits.

Take the adventure… Vicio Mezcal. #mezcalnights #viciomezcal

About the Dock Street Spirits Team:

Rosemarie Certo is the founder of Dock Street Brewery, founded in 1985 as the first microbrewery in Philadelphia and one of the first in the country. Marilyn Candeloro is VP of Operations with Rosemarie at Dock Street since January 2010. The team has accomplished a lot with Dock Street and look forward to continued success in the craft spirits world. Partner Regina Pfohl rounds out the team with additional entrepreneurial vision, business organization, distilling techniques and project management skills.