you've heard about it! oh good. let us tell you just a bit more...

we all want an excuse to throw the party we really want to go to, right?

we have an excuse! and it's cognac-barrel aged!

which means it's a lightly vanilla and apricot-blossom scented excuse, and how often do you get an excuse like that?

not often enough

the excuse: Voyageur Cognac-Cask Finished Aquavit (our first aged product) is an homage to

our scandinavian roots + the adventurous spirit of our viking forebears + the voyageurs, ye olde french explorers of this area

Voyageur Aquavit starts with a base of malted barley (like a single malt scotch)

we ferment and distill it and layer on aquavit spices (caraway, cardamom, citrus peels, peppercorns)

then finish it for a year in cognac barrels

the party: we're taking over a friend's old barn just south of duluth for an evening

there will be aquavit cocktails, aquavit to sip, and probably a giant crystal bowl of aquavit punch

there will also be Bent Paddle beer, Northern Waters Smokehaus eats

Zenith City Bread Project cookies for a diy ice cream sandwich bar

there will be music, a fire, and scandinavian antiques everywhere

all we want is your lovely company, friend, to make it a perfect evening

because it's the party we want to go to, we're inviting all the people we most admire and want to party with 


the details:

when - august 15, 2015, 5 pm

where - 226 murto road, Esko, MN 55733

we will provide transportation from duluth to the barn for those who need it. busses will leave

from vikre distillery at 4:30 pm. contact to reserve a seat on the bus.

this event is invitation only but we're happy for you to bring a special someone with you. just let us know in your rsvp.


Directions from the Cities - take I-35 north. take exit 242 onto county rd 1 toward Thompson/Esko. Turn right onto thompson rd. then in 1.4 mi turn right onto east palkie rd. follow this 1.2 mi then turn right onto murto rd. and follow it to 226 murto rd. park along the side of the gravel road just before the circle driveway.

Directions from Duluth - take I-35 south. take exit 245 onto MN-61. turn right onto e county rd-61. in 2.1 mi turn left onto Jay Cooke rd.  follow until you reach murto rd (2.2 mi) and turn left onto murto. continue until you reach 226 murto rd. park along the side of the gravel road just before the circle driveway.