Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Heading Out To Minnesota

Summer is fast approaching and we are looking to discover new rum. I spotted a few of them, let's see what they have to offer>

I found Norseman Distillery and nosed through their website. They have one rum, a white. Their story brings in the Norseman persona and history:
"Norseman Distillery, the first micro-distillery in Minneapolis, was
founded with principles of using the very best local ingredients to produce small batches of exceptionally fine spirits. From our micro-distillery in northeast Minneapolis, we hand craft each batch with the hopes of inspiring legendary cheer in those who drink it. ..."

I have a file on Norseman and find a picture of a spiced rum. However, I did not see it on their site. Let's just say - we are always willing to try what the distiller has, so if there is a Spiced genre... we will taste and tell. We are trying to work in a visit to this Distillery in the upcoming weeks. I am sending email, letting them know we are aware of them and hopefully will be showing up one day.

The second Distillery Far North Distillery is near the Canadian boarder. Don't think we will be able to make that trek, this time. As always we beg a taste and tell them of our discovery. 
Here is a bit of their story:

"Great Grandpa Gustaf and his wife Anna Christine arrived in Minnesota, from Sweden, 100 years ago. They built the farm in the harshest of climates because the soil is among the most fertile on Earth and the prairie reminded them of home.
Our job is to craft spirits the live up to their legacy"

Finally, I see on my screen, 11 Wells. I perused their website and found they have 2 rums, both sounding very interesting. We will go through the proper outreach to them and we hope to travel out there, perhaps this summer. Here is some of their story:
"Located in the historic Hamm's Brewery on Minnehaha Avenue, in St. Paul, 11 Wells is proud to be part of the revitalization of the Payne Avenue Corridor along with our other great neighbors; Ward 6 Restaurant, Ace Hardware, Flat Earth Brewery and Urban Organics. And, yes, there are 11 wells on the site, the 11 of which is the source of water for our spirits. You may have heard of us before under the name Mill City Distillery, but we renamed our Distillery 11 Wells, to be true to our St. Paul roots. .."

So there ya have it. We are travelling many weekends this year, so stop by and check (You can register with your email and be notified). Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @Rick_Rum_Runner, and always lick the glass: