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Our Process

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Our "Full Circle" of Local Production

45th Parallel’s process is a full circle local production and begins when we pick up grain from Rusmar farm. We then mill, mash, ferment, and distill it all within our facility. Afterwards, the grain is shipped to another local farm where it is used as feed for livestock. Naturally, the livestock turn the grain into fertilizer for next year’s crops.

The Name of Our Game is Slow

Our Distillers are committed to slow craft philosophy:

Slow Fermentation
Slow Infusion
Slow Distillation
Slow Blending
Slow Aging
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Slow Distillation

When you conduct slow distillation you can separate all the different components and respect your temperatures during the process. Today many “craft” distillers use a hurried approach that minimizes, or even rejects these frameworks.

Slow Maturation

When you understand that time is a factor you cannot control, you focus on the ones you can. Temperature and humidity are two very important elements in the maturation process. Many try to speed up the aging process by using higher temperatures and using smaller barrels. This results in the hard and disproportionate amount of tannins. There is no substitute for time. It is a fundamental part to achieve high-quality products.

Today many distillers care more about maturing their spirit quickly with wood extracts. A traditional slow maturation process results in a full-bodied flavor that can only be accomplished from years in high-quality wood barrels.

Time is constant and cannot be controlled. We don’t try to.

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"We don't do anything fast."

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1570 Madison Avenue

(715) 246-0565

Hours

Mon - Tues (Bottle Sales ONLY)9am - 7pm
Wed - Sun (Drinks, Food, Bottle Sales)11am - 9pm

Scheduled Tour Hours

Friday (Online Booking ONLY)6pm
Saturday (Online Booking ONLY)1pm & 3pm
Sunday (Online Booking ONLY)1pm & 3pm

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