Local craft distillery’s new pop-up offers “out of this world” spirits
PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh’s own Quantum Spirits is bringing its “out of this world” spirits to a new destination. As part of Pittsburgh International Airport’s sense of place program focusing on local food and beverage options, the future of craft distilling – and Quantum’s exclusive product array – can be discovered right at the airport. Quantum is the latest addition to Fraport Pittsburgh’s successful Pop-Opps program.
Quantum’s nimble team of chemists, scientists and engineers set out to make a new class of spirits. “At Quantum, we are harnessing the potential of science and technology to reinvent the way spirits are made,” says co-founder Ryan Kanto. “We do this by exploring new technology, new methods and new ingredients in an effort to create the best spirits possible. We’re excited to introduce our products to a wider audience and spread the love of craft distilling 2.0.”
Quantum’s rye-based spirits are crafted in a former bakery in historic Carnegie, using a scientific process involving dozens of parameters unique to every product. The result is a new American style of spirit.
“Quantum Spirits is a unique addition to our program,” said Eric Sprys, Chief Commercial Officer, Allegheny County Airport Authority. “We are focused on bringing more local offerings to the airport to delight passengers with new discoveries and deliver something you simply can’t find anywhere else.”
With its new pop-up now open in Concourse B, Quantum Spirits offers exclusive, locally made spirits to go, branded merchandise and special tastings. On the top shelf:
· Rye vodka – made from Quantum’s signature rye/rye malt blend, opens with an enticing aroma of dried fruit and pineapple. $24/750 ml
· Citrus vodka – real citrus, rye vodka and water. No added sugars or sweeteners, just the mellow sweetness from a signature rye/rye malt base. $29/750 ml
· Gin – a more refined spirit distilled from a signature rye/rye malt blend and an adventurous medley of cucumber, cardamom, black peppercorn, juniper and citrus notes. $35/750 ml
“As a local purveyor with an exceptional product, Quantum Spirits is another example of the spirit of innovation that drives our region,” says Ben Zandi, President and CEO of Fraport USA. “We are thrilled to have Quantum participate in our Pop-Opps program and wish them continued success in their exciting quest to reinvent spirits through science.”
About Allegheny County Airport Authority
Allegheny County Airport Authority, which manages Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport, is committed to transforming Pittsburgh’s airports to reflect and serve the community, inspire the industry, and advance the region’s role as a world leader. Its 2017 Annual Report detailing growth and improved financial position can be found at www.flypittsburgh.com/AR17.
Pittsburgh International Airport serves nearly 9 million passengers annually on 17 carriers. Air Transport World named Pittsburgh International its 2017 Airport of the Year. Travel + Leisure and J.D. Power have again named Pittsburgh International a Top 10 Domestic Airport in 2018.
About Fraport USA®
Fraport USA is the developer and manager of the retail, food and beverage operations at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Pittsburgh International Airport and JetBlue’s Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy International Airport. A leading airport concessions model in North America, Fraport USA projects rank among the highest in per-passenger spending and receive accolades for innovation and customer service. For information, visit fraport-usa.com. Fraport USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide, the global airport company based in Frankfurt, Germany. For information about Fraport AG, visit fraport.com.
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