sugarbush whiskey

Sugarbush Whiskey TMI: Bonus Day!

 

We promised you 20 days of TMI.  But, we've got one more tidbit to offer: a list of stores that should have Sugarbush Whiskey in stock and ready to sell, beginning November 21st, 2015.

-Mount Royal Bottle Shoppe
-Lake Aire Bottle Shoppe
-South Lyndale Liquors  (available instore and online)
-France 44 (available instore and online)
-Surdyk's
-Zipp's Liquors 
-Up North Liquor
-Super One of Baxter, MN
-Edina Municipal Liquor
-Pour Wine & Bar Bistro
-Sentyrzs

On Saturday, November 21st, 2015 Vikre Distillery will be sampling Sugarbush Whiskey at South Lyndale from 2-4pm and France 44 from 4-6pm.  You can also find Vikre's very own Chelsy and Emily making cocktails at Wilson & Willy's one year celebration.

Sugarbush Whiskey TMI: Day 20 of 20!

Today is the day! We've been working hard all week, getting the whiskey ready. & FINALLY, Sugarbush Whiskey is here. 

Watch us put the final touches on Duluth's first ever whiskey, and be at Vikre Distillery to celebrate with us from 2-11pm today. 

2:00pm- opening ceremony
4:30pm- music by Clover Street Cronies
every hour on the hour- barrel room tours and a toast 

There will also be...
-bottle sales*
-free Vikre glencarin glass with your first glass of whiskey
-bourbon glazed mini donuts by the Zenith Bread Project

We can't wait to share a glass of Sugarbush Whiskey with you! Cheers!

*one bottle per customer per day (tis the law)


Join us TODAY, @VikreDistillery to get your bottle of Sugarbush Whiskey! 

Sugarbush Whiskey TMI: Day 19 of 20

Sugarbush Whiskey is almost here.  The historic release of Duluth's first ever whiskey is TOMORROW!  It tastes amazing.  If you don't believe us, we'll just have to "proof" it!

Be sure to check out our Facebook event page for information on the release party. 

Join us on November 20th, 2015 at @VikreDistillery to get your bottle of Sugarbush Whiskey! 

Sugarbush Whiskey TMI: Day 14 of 20

We've got 6 days to go.  You can rest assured we pulled out all the stops to make Sugarbush Whiskey a unique and delicious spirit.  Even some crazy stuff, like playing loud music in our barrel room all night long.  This method helps facilitate contact between the whiskey and the barrel. Also, it helps the barrels sleep.  ZZZZZZzzzzzzz

 

 

 

Join us on November 20th, 2015 at @VikreDistillery to get your bottle of Sugarbush Whiskey! 

Sugarbush Whiskey TMI: Day 13 of 20

Whiskey!!!!!
Duluth's first ever whiskey is here... and it's called Sugarbush.
Come get your hands on a bottle of Lot 1, limited release, Sugarbush Whiskey

Join us on November 20th (starting @ 2pm) for a day full of...
-bottle sales*
-delicious spirits tastings and cocktails
-tours of the barrel room (every hour)
-music by the Clover Street Cronies
-bourbon glazed mini donuts by the Zenith Bread Project
-a special performace by Joel Vikre (perhaps a song)

We only have three barrels of this stuff, and we are expecting it to go fast. Feel free to line up the night before. (People line up for iphones, why not whiskey?)

*We can only sell one bottle per person per day. It's a state law. Tell your Aunt Carol if she wants a bottle, she's gotta join you. ;)

 

Sugarbush Whiskey TMI: Day 12 of 20

8 days left.  By now, you probably think we've provided enough information on Sugarbush Whiskey.  Oh how wrong you are.  We have provided just enough information.  But we promised TOO MUCH INFORMATION, so we’ve got much more to share.

Today we cover another behind the scenes component of our process: how we use maple wood staves from Black Swan Cooperage to add yet another flavor dimension to Sugarbush Whiksey

Join us on November 20th, 2015 at @VikreDistillery to get your bottle of Sugarbush Whiskey! 

Sugarbush Whiskey TMI: Day 9 of 20

With 9 days down and 11 to go, 

you’ve learned a lot about Sugarbush Whiskey, 

but there’s still more to know!

So in today’s video, at long last, 

Joel is telling us of Duluth’s distilling past.

Find more information on the history of Duluth at the Zenith City Online.

Join us on November 20th, 2015 at @VikreDistillery to get your bottle of Sugarbush Whiskey, and also, make history! 

Sugarbush Whiskey TMI: Day 7 of 20

Having 13 days to go means we get to introduce you to Jon Otis, co-owner of Duluth Barrel Works.

To achieve the distinctive #SugarbushWhiskey taste, we use a variety of types of wood.  Duluth Barrel Works supplies us with used barrels,  adding both another layer of flavor, and another collaboration to our craft.  While traditional bourbons are aged in new oak, we opted to first age Sugarbush Whiskey in used port wine barrels.  The ripe and dried fruit flavors of the port carry over to the whiskey, balancing out the subtle caramel and vanilla notes from the aged oak.  But that’s just the beginning…     

 

For more information on Duluth Barrel Works, visit: www.duluthbarrelworks.com or e-mail: info@duluthbarrelworks.com 

 

Join us on November 20th, 2015 at @VikreDistillery to get your bottle of Sugarbush Whiskey! 

SUGARBUSH WHISKEY TMI: Day 6 of 20

Sugarbush Whiskey is only two weeks away!

We really shouldn't be telling you about this, but Sugarbush Whiskey just has a way of making us talk...

In this video, Joel Vikre discloses the distillates we pour into our barrels, 

eventually "becoming the delicious Sugarbush Whiskey, that you will drink."  

 

Join us on November 20th, 2015 at @VikreDistillery to get your bottle of Sugarbush Whiskey! 

Sugarbush Whiskey TMI: Day 1 of 20

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You Can’t Say You Didn’t See It Coming: Day 1 of 20

In which we announce the release of our first small batch, limited edition, speciality whiskey: Sugarbush!  Coming November 20th, 2015.

Stay tuned!  Over the next 20 days, we will be revealing recipes, processes, thought processes, a release party, and more.  Welcome to whiskey! (and #20daysofTMI from @vikredistillery)