Dare We Say ... Spring is Coming?

The sun seems to be peeking around the corner, and March always brings delightful hints of spring - a few beautiful days bring hints of warm weather on the breeze, and here and there you can see buds on the trees and shoots sprouting from the ground. We hope this newsletter finds you enjoying the change in weather! At the distillery we have some great virtual classes and new cocktail kits to share, in addition to planning for a new menu release next week and our annual Malt Whiskey Release later in the month. Read on!

Tasting Room Updates

Our tasting room has been re-opened for a few weeks now - our hours for cocktails are currently Fri & Sat from 3 to 9 pm, and our store is open 1 to 6 on Tues, Weds & Thurs. In April, we plan to add Thursday hours for cocktails (after Easter).

We're Hiring!

Want to join our merry band of cocktail nerds on a part-time basis? More info here

New Menu Next Week

This is the last week on our current winter menu, so if you love the Norwegian Bear HugLiquid Sunshine or Mary Ann & Ginger, you'd better stop in soon! Next week we'll be debuting new cocktails, with spring florals & herbs and some great new classics, too.

2021 Malt Whiskey Release - March 20th!

Derek is putting the final touches on this year's blend (minimum age 7 years!), and getting it ready for our annual whiskey release day. This year, we'll start selling bottles on Saturday, March 20th - more info on that below.

New: We're a 2021 CSA Farm Share Pickup Spot!

We're partnering with the folks at Kings Hill Farm in Mineral Point, WI to be a pickup spot for their Farm Share program. Kings Hill Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm, growing a wide range of produce - and they let you customize your share based on what your family likes! They have two sizes available - check out their website for details.

Upcoming Events & Activities

Join us for some tasting, mixing & conversation

  • Malt Whiskey Release - Saturday March 20th (Preview on Friday, March 19th) - We're not making quite as big of a deal this year since the pandemic is still ongoing, but we're excited to celebrate this annual release with tastings and some other fun specials for the weekend. Stop by for a taste on Friday or Saturday, and pick up a bottle starting Saturday March 20th!
  • (Virtual) Spring Cocktail Class - Saturday April 10 @ 7 pm - Join our resident cocktail nerds for a celebration of Spring (which will hopefully have sprung by then)! We’ll make and discuss a variety of cocktails for spring, using different types of spirits and ingredients. Reserve your spot here – optional cocktail kit coming soon.
  • Whiskey Geek Out Session - (Virtual) Saturday April 24 @ 7 pm - Join our resident whiskey nerds for a virtual celebration of Whiskey! We’ll taste and discuss a variety of whiskey styles and types together, and talk about a few of the best-loved cocktails that feature whiskey. Reserve your spot here, and if you’re in our area, we will soon have an optional whiskey tasting kit and cocktail kit you can pick up for the class if desired (for an additional cost).
Have an idea for another class you'd like to see us offer? Let us know!

Cocktail Kits, Store & Curbside Pickup

We've got lots of great ideas for your home cocktailing, and we'll be adding new options each week. All online orders must be picked up at the distillery - we offer contact-free, curbside pickup, or you're welcome to visit in person.

Here are a few of the currently available Cocktail Kits
  • Liquid Sunshine - our Drink of the Week, celebrating the return of the sun with Twisted Citrus Vodka, tangerine, ginger, fresh lemon & lime
  • Norwegian Bear Hug - a warming, baking spice-forward cocktail perfect for winter nights, with Aquavit, honey, cinnamon & lemon
    Vacation Cosmo - a layered sipper with Vacation Curaçao, Twisted Citrus Vodka, cranberry & fresh lime

We're putting the finishing touches on our new cocktail menu, so we'll have all-new cocktail kits next week, and some other fun options for later this month as we head towards Easter, so keep an eye on our social media and website!

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