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Featured Spirits

we love: MINNESOTA-MADE WHISKEY


As the interest and demand for whiskey remains high, and more products are becoming tightly allocated and hard to find, Minnesota producers have stepped up to the challenge in a big way. Many local producers are making great whiskies that are unique, bold, and fun to drink. This holiday season we encourage you to drink and gift local whiskies, which support small businesses, local farmers and distillers. Here are two that we are very excited to share.


far north roknar "px cask" single barrel minnesota rye

Roknar has long held the torch for great rye made right here in Minnesota, and has become a staple on many of our home bars. When Surdyk's was offered the chance of having an exclusive single barrel, we jumped at the chance.

Created from non-GMO AC Hazlet Winter Rye and Heirloom Corn planted and harvested by head distiller Michael Swanson, this is a true farm to glass whiskey. Pedro Ximenez ("PX") is a style of dessert sherry and the barrels are loved by whiskey producers for warm flavors they generously impart. This barrel aging has added particular depth to Roknar’s already beautiful spice and dried fruit profile.

 

"This marries aromas of brown sugar and roasted almonds of the estate-grown Hazlet winter rye with the notes of dried fruit and dark chocolate from the sherry cask. The resulting spirit is intensely rich and luscious; a perfect sipper for the cold nights ahead. Extremely limited release; each bottle is hand numbered and initialed by the farmer & distiller Michael Swanson."  

- Cheri Reese, co-founder & owner, Far North

 

Jump at your chance to own a part of this truly unique Minnesota-made spirit! (Extremely limited!)

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tattersall high-rye bottled in bond bourbon

Our neighborhood friends wanted this to be something special, and we think they nailed it – we bought a whole barrel! This is the first bottled-in-bond bourbon produced in Minnesota since before Prohibition. They pushed the rye content to 35% to maximize the profile of Minnesota’s star distilled grain. Aged for over 4 years in Minnesota white oak barrels this is a robust and spice laden sipper. Nose has pleasant hints of maple syrup with flavors of graham cracker, black pepper and dried fruits on the palate.

 

“It’s been a true test of patience waiting for our bourbons to mature—and we couldn’t be happier with the results,” said Jon Kreidler, founder and chief officer of Tattersall Distilling.

 

Savor this piece of Minnesota distilling history with an ice cube in front of the fire this holiday season. (We think the green & red label makes for a great gift!)

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