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EVENT OVERVIEW

Our April event shows tribute to one of the newest trends in home craft alchemy. To serve those who want to follow the distillery trend, we crafted a weekend of fun-filled activities and educational features. Our Distilled: Art of the Cocktail Weekend has the best vendors catering to the craft of distilling. It is the best place you can experience an array of Minnesota’s finest cocktails.

Start the weekend with dinner and paired cocktails for an additional fee. Professional mixologists will create your beverages, telling why they chose the mix and how it compliments your meal. Following dinner, dance your way downstairs in our Main Lodge to listen to live music at the Northwoods Pub.

All day Saturday, emerge yourself in the world of distilleries with the ones who know it best. WCCO’s Jason DeRusha of “DeRusha Eats” will be your host on this excursion to sip, taste, sample and of course, relax. Meet the distillers of these incredible libations and the artists behind the butcher blocks. Cap the evening with a Grand Tasting where you can surf a room full of unique pours and find your favorite tastes. This ‘award-winning’ two night and three-day experience is like no other in the state and is a worthy journey for your taste buds!

Lodging Package
$165
person for 2 nights*
deluxe lodging with breakfast daily
MN spirits dinner (friday – add’l cost)
culinary and spirits classes
grand tasting: locally distilled spirits and a variety of culinary craft meats
sunday morning bloody mary bar
Grand Tasting Only Tickets
$65
+ tax per person
Grand Tasting Event

experience the finest locally distilled spirits and a variety of culinary craft meats prepared by MN butcheries

2018 DISTILLED SCHEDULE

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Schedule subject to change without notice.

FRIDAY | APRIL 6

7:00pm | SPIRITS DINNER
$95/person | Menu | Reservations Required
Featuring Grand View’s Executive Chef Michael Manders and special guest, BĒT Vodka, 2017’s People’s Choice Winner. Experience the art of pairing culinary creations and craft spirits. Includes a 4-course plated dinner. Limited seating available.

SATURDAY | APRIL 7

CLASSES & SEMINARS

1:00pm

  • Keynote Speaker: WCCO’s Jason Derusha of “DeRusha Eats”
    Norway Center

2:00pm

  • A Trip through Provenance Driven Whiskey with Far North
    Lake Margaret

  • The Versatility of Vodka with Ben Brueshoff, BĒT Vodka
    Oak Room – Norway Center

  • Mixology: Pre and Post Prohibition Cocktails with Jeff Rogers, Negoce
    Birch Room – Norway Center

  • Spirited Distillation: Intro to the World of Distilling with Rick Schneider, Isanti Spirits – Lake Itasca

3:15pm

  • The History of American Whiskey Told in Six Glasses with Matt Garretson, Negoce
    Lake Margaret

  • Crooked Water Spirits of the North: Pro Tips for Batching Cocktails with Heather Manley, Crooked Water
    Lake Itasca

  • The Science of Mixology – Bitters, Distillation, and Other Curious Things  with Lee Egbert, Dashfire Bitters
    Birch Room – Norway Center

 

6:00pm | DISTILLED GRAND TASTING | Menu
Experience the finest locally distilled spirits and a large variety of culinary craft appetizers.
Norway Center

SUNDAY | APRIL 8

8:00am-10:30am | GRAND BREAKFAST BUFFET AND BLOODY MARY BAR*
Featuring Grand View’s Chef Michael Manders.
*Distilled Package Guests Only.
Heritage Room