Why shouldn't the best spirits in the world come from a tiny town in the frozen north, on the edge of a massive lake? Duluth, MN.
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(Sound on!) Well, the Winter Olympics is over (I hope I wasn't the only one who cried a little at the closing ceremonies - it was such a great Olympics! Go Duluth Curling! Go Women's Hockey! Go Jessie Diggins and Chad Salmela! Woot!) and we are down to our final Ginter Olympics event: Bottle Cap Curling. Which is pretty much just what it sounds like. Here is a preview, and to watch the full event follow the link in our profile! #ginterolympics #ginspiration #teamgin
(Sound on!) It's the Ginter Olympics at Vikre Distillery. Our three gins are facing off in a series of Olympics inspired competitions to see who will reign supreme. Our first event: The Big Hill Bottle Jump competition. Here are some highlights. To watch the full event click the link in our bio. #ginterolympics #teamjuniper #teamspruce #teamcedar #vikredistillery
THE WINTER OLYMPICS ARE STARTING!!!! As cold weather people, cold weather sports are definitely our jam. (Emily grew up thinking that it was normal to watch biathlon on TV, not football. Our production manager, Erin, is an expert curler.) And in celebration of the winter olympics, we'll also be posting some Gin-ter Olympics events of our own these next weeks. Who will take home the most golds, Juniper, Spruce, or Cedar? #ginterolympics #teamjuniper #teamspruce #teamcedar
We are excited to announce that last Friday Joel got kissed on the cheek by Alice Waters! Ok, actually what we’re announcing is that we’re the proud winners of a Good Food Award for our Juniper and Cedar gins! But the award ceremony really did include meeting Alice Waters and Madhur Jaffrey. The @goodfoodawards celebrate food and beverages that push the envelope with regards to both craftsmanship and sustainability. Which are our two favorite things! So we’ll certainly drink to that. Skål!
In honor of the great Don Felder and his local performance, our special for the weekend is Victim of Love. Felder wanted to sing lead on this song off The Eagles’ album, Hotel California.
Victim of Love: Øvrevann Aquavit, lemonade and sage fennel vermouth.
Come brave the winter with us!
#airguitar #vikredistillery #Duluth #DonFelder
Want to look into the eyes of 2018 in style? Join us in the cocktail room on the last day of the year from 12 PM until a few minutes past midnight. When the clock strikes twelve, there will be a free Aquavit shot toast on the house! Skål! #newyearseve #2018 #movingup #balldrop2018 #duluth #aquavit #skal #skål #skol #cheers
The perfect cocktail for NYE! *The In-seiche-able* - Combine 1 oz Øvrevann Aquavit, ¾ oz Ginger Liqueur (Domaine de Canton), & ½ oz lime juice. Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a flute glass, top with brut (dry) champagne. ⠀
Photo: Vic Campbell Styling: Kaylen B. Ralph⠀
#seiche #greatlakes #flute #champange #cocktail #newyearseve #happynewyear #aquavit #lakesuperior #shakennotstirred⠀
Dear friends, supporters, mixologists, cocktail enthusiasts, whiskey sippers and, presumably, frenemies,
It’s time we give you a little life update, because over the last few months our lives have taken us away from the distillery. We had a baby! His name is Vidar David, after the great warrior of Norwegian folklore and the Hebrew Bible's wise underdog King. We gave Vidar a serious name because he was born with a heart condition and we knew he would need to fight his way through. Vidar has been in intensive care in Minneapolis since he was born in early October. Our magical staff has continued to be epically amazing and hold down the fort for us, and we hope to all return to Duluth soon. In the meantime, Joel wrote a little essay for the blog about Vidar and our experience as his parents. If you’d like, take a look (link in bio). We wish you the happiest of holidays, and we love you all.
Joel & Emily
P.S. If you want to help, feel free to go out and buy Vikre booze ! We’re planting a tree for every bottle sold in December, (www.vikredistillery.com/plant-a-tree) so it helps us feel better about our financial future and the future of the planet Vidar will live on. Plus it’ll make you a very popular gift-giver/party-goer/basketball-player/whatever.
Have yourself a merry little Aquavit Manhattan: ⠀
In a pint glass, combine 2 oz Voyageur Aquavit, 1 oz sweet vermouth, and 2 dashes Angostura Bitters. Add ice, stir, and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry!⠀
Photo: @vicsjcampbell Styling: @kaylenralph
#aquavit #manhattan #vikredistillery #lakesuperior #northshore #hygge #hyggeaf #skal #cocktailrecipe
Always fun to see old friends and make new ones! Our sales squad (can we get away with calling them gin runners?) cruised down to Milwaukee last night for an event at the @jazzestate. We want to thank Jeff and Joe for hosting and coming up with a delicious Vikre cocktail menu! Find your way to their cozy retro lounge, belly up, and ask for an Aquavit Sazerac!
P.S. If you’d like to collab on a pop-up event or menu in 2018, holla/send a professional email to Abigail@vikredistillery.com (MN & WI) and Caitlin@vikredistillery.com (IL, NE, TX, IN, MI, & PA)!
Headed up the Northshore anytime soon? Make a pit stop at our cocktail room on your way! We are open M-F from 2-11 PM and 12-11 PM on Sat-Sun. We’ve also got a new winter menu and free tours every day at 5:30 PM. No reservations needed. Don’t worry, it’s not thattttt cold up here.
#winter #cocktails #bundleup #northshore #duluth
This holiday season, Vikre Distillery is giving back in a very northwoodsy way: by planting a tree for every bottle sold between Dec. 1 and Dec. 31, through liquor stores, restaurants, bars, and Vikre’s cocktail room! Help us help the environment by choosing Vikre spirits for host/holiday presents, potluck punches, and cozy nights at home. #betterthanagiftcard #easierthanhotdish #buyonegiveone #spruceuptheplanet #treehugger #plantatree #putatreeonit #drinkvikre #vikre #vikredistillery #hyggeaf
The most efficient and least stressful way of celebrating Friendsgiving is to make it a potluck. To help you plan, we have assembled a menu for you, tailored for an arbitrary – yet compelling, we think – cast of archetypal characters. Which we made up entirely based on who could come to our actual potluck. We’ve assigned each person something to make complete with a link to the recipe(s). Find it on our blog! (link in bio.) #friendsgiving #thanksgiving #recipes #fall #cocktails #aquavit