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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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45th Parallel Distillery

Tomorrow is our SUNDAY Indoor Holiday Market at 45th.
11-3 every Sunday until Christmas. We will have ALL the festive drinks. Stop and shop then stay for brunch! We will have live music until 3 as well.

Below are some of the vendors bringing their goods!

Handcrafted Gnomes: Original and unique gnomes
Bad Apple Treats: Specialty doggie treats and more
Fat Cat Honey
St. Croix Tea: Loose leaf teas and soup mixes
St. Croix Mushrooms
Nature's Mosaic Farms: Microgreens & canned goods
M. Minerals: Handcrafted jewelry
Connie's cakes: Cupcakes
Bee Free Bakery: Gluten-free baked goods & more
Wut-A-Nut: Snacks, including nuts & fudge
Fortners Famous Seasonings: Gourmet seasoning blends
Bug & Mini: Elderberry syrup
KrochetbyJ : Handmade knits
Rocky Hollow Farm LLC: Lamb meat & more
Bearded Candle Co.: Specialty candles
KLC Designs: Handmade Jewelry
Grass Fed Beef Farm LLC: Beef, chicken & more
Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm: Smoked trout/ spreads
Breezy Bee: Health and personal care products
Lanies Corner
Grumpy Gnome Flowers & Goods: Tulips, dog bandanas & home decor

#45thparallelbrunch #45thparalleldistillery #christmas #45thparallel #45thparallelrestaurant #45thparallelbar #45thparallelevents #45thparallelevent #45thparallelcocktails #livemusic #smallbusinesssaturday #wintermarket #winter
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Tomorrow is our SUNDAY Indoor Holiday Market at 45th.
11-3 every Sunday until Christmas.  We will have ALL the festive drinks.  Stop and shop then stay for brunch!  We will have live music until 3 as well. 

Below are some of the vendors bringing their goods!  

Handcrafted Gnomes: Original and unique gnomes
Bad Apple Treats: Specialty doggie treats and more
Fat Cat Honey
St. Croix Tea: Loose leaf teas and soup mixes
St. Croix Mushrooms
Natures Mosaic Farms: Microgreens & canned goods
M. Minerals: Handcrafted jewelry
Connies cakes: Cupcakes
Bee Free Bakery: Gluten-free baked goods & more
Wut-A-Nut: Snacks, including nuts & fudge
Fortners Famous Seasonings: Gourmet seasoning blends
Bug & Mini: Elderberry syrup
KrochetbyJ : Handmade knits
Rocky Hollow Farm LLC: Lamb meat & more
Bearded Candle Co.: Specialty candles
KLC Designs: Handmade Jewelry
Grass Fed Beef Farm LLC: Beef, chicken & more
Jeremiahs Bullfrog Fish Farm: Smoked trout/ spreads
Breezy Bee: Health and personal care products
Lanies Corner
Grumpy Gnome Flowers & Goods: Tulips, dog bandanas & home decor

#45thparallelbrunch #45thparalleldistillery #christmas #45thparallel #45thparallelrestaurant #45thparallelbar #45thparallelevents #45thparallelevent #45thparallelcocktails #livemusic #smallbusinesssaturday #wintermarket #winter
2 days ago
45th Parallel Distillery

Come join us for #triviamafia on Sundays at 45th Parallel from 4-6PM. Impress your fam and friends with your skills or lack there of!
#45thparalleldistillery #45thparallelbar #45thparallelrestaurant @triviamafia
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Come join us for #triviamafia on Sundays at 45th Parallel from 4-6PM.  Impress your fam and friends with your skills or lack there of!
#45thparalleldistillery #45thparallelbar #45thparallelrestaurant @triviamafiaImage attachment
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Scheduled Tour Hours

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