Wilderness Distilled

A town still hiding rumrunner's tunnels from Prohibition. A lake so compelling people tattoo its outline on their bodies. A Norwegian girl who dreams in flavors. And an American boy who distills dreams into reality.

Our Products

Our Craft

We never planned to become distillers.  But one frigid January night, Lake Superior, vast, majestic, mysterious, called us with a bidding we could not refuse.  "Come," she whispered to us.  And we knew we would.

We are here to help you drink better.

The nature and culture of Northern Minnesota are our inspiration and terroir. The pristine beauty of Lake Superior, the North Woods and the Boundary Waters are distilled in the flavor of everything we make. It's difficult to imagine a more perfect place for making distilled spirits. We craft superior spirits that thoughtfully blend tradition and innovation.  We forage the Northwoods for wild botanicals; we use local and organic grains, handcrafted Minnesota oak barrels, and the clean, cold water of Lake Superior. Distilling the essence of this great watershed into the finest spirits possible is our passion. Doing so in a way that cares for this special place is our vocation. 


What makes Vikre Distillery what it is?  

1.  Lake Superior Water [aka, the world's greatest!]

2.  Culinary creativity woven into all our flavors - Drawing on our founder's background in food and recipe development. We make what we truly love and hope you'll love it too.

3.  Passionate stewardship of resources we use in making our spirits - we are a triple bottom line company, meaning we prioritize people and planet as much as profits in our decision making.


Distillery Visitor Center
& Cocktail Room Hours

Monday - Friday β€” 2-11pm
Saturday & Sunday β€” 12-11pm

Holiday Closures: we will be closed Dec. 24, 25, and Jan. 1

Free tours daily at 5:30pm


P.S. We can wash and reuse bottles! Bring in your used bottles and get $1 off a cocktail for each one.

Come Visit or Just Say Hi!
525 Lake Avenue South, Suite 102 Duluth, MN 55802