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EVENT OVERVIEW

Our April event shows tribute to one of the newest trends in home craft alchemy. According to the American Distilling Institute, “In 2003, there were 60 craft distillers operating in the United States. Today [January 27th, 2016], that total is 760, and a further 200 are under construction.” To serve those who want to follow the distillery trend, we crafted a weekend of fun-filled activities and educational features. Our Distilled: Craft Spirits & Artisan Meats Weekend has the best vendors catering to the craft of distilling and charcuterie and they will be there to show you the ropes.

Start the weekend with dinner and paired cocktails. 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. Join us 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 two night and three day experience is like no other in the state and a worthy journey for your taste buds!

Distilled Weekend Emcees:
Jason DeRusha, WCCO and Minnesota Monthly 
Mike Augustyniak, WCCO

Lodging Package
coming soon
deluxe lodging with breakfast daily
MN spirits dinner (friday – add’l $95pp)
culinary and spirits classes
grand tasting: locally distilled spirits and a variety of culinary craft meats
sunday morning bloody mary bar
Day Tickets | Grand Tasting Only Tickets
coming soon
Noon to 8:30pm— All Day Pass includes:

keynote speaker
lunch
culinary and spirits classes
grand tasting – experience the finest locally distilled spirits and a variety of culinary craft meats prepared by MN butcheries

2017 DISTILLED SCHEDULE

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Schedule subject to change without notice.

FRIDAY | APRIL 7

7:00pm | SPIRITS DINNER
$95/person | Menu | Reservations Required
Featuring Grand View’s Executive Chef Michael Manders and Special Guests. Experience the art of pairing culinary creations and craft spirits. Includes a 5 course plated dinner — each course paired with a spirit from a local distillery. Limited seating available.

Spirits Pub Specials & Live Music | Northwoods Pub

SATURDAY | APRIL 8

12:00pm | KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Jason DeRusha from WCCO’s “DeRusha Eats”
Mike Augustyniak from WCCO’s “Mike’s Mix”

1:00pm | CLASSES & SEMINARS

  • So You Think You “Nose” Spirits
    with Jeff Rogers, Mixologist
  • Mining Liquid Gold and Intro to Micro-distilling
    with Isanti Spirits
  • Essential Cocktail Hacks
    with Lee Egbert DashFire

2:00pm | LIGHT LUNCH & LOCAL BARTENDER COCKTAIL CHALLENGE

3:30pm | CLASSES & SEMINARS

  • Know Your Whiskey…Know Your Whiskey Farmer
    with Far North Spirits
  • Cooking with Spirits
    with Executive Chef Mike Manders from Grand View Lodge
    A seminar on barrel matured spirits focusing on American Whiskey and touching on Brandy and Gin.

4:30pm | CLASSES & SEMINARS

  • MinneSoda Popinsky’s Punch-Out: Punch Making
    with Crooked Waters/Heather Manley

  • Barrel Aging 101
    with 45th Parallel

6:00pm | DISTILLED GRAND TASTING | Menu
Experience the finest locally distilled spirits and a variety of culinary craft meats prepared by MN butcheries.

SUNDAY | APRIL 9

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