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Our Process

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Our "Full Circle" of Local Production

45th Parallel鈥檚 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鈥檚 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

Catch us this weekend at Art-A-Whirl in Minneapolis! You can find us in the basement at the Casket Arts building.
We're proud sponsors of the speakeasy with all proceeds going to the Upper Midwest Great Dane Rescue.
Come find us in the basement where we will be pouring 5 of our favorite cocktails!

Friday 5pm-10pm
Saturday 12pm-8pm
Sunday 12pm-3pm (Featuring NAN's Bloodies!!!)
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Catch us this weekend at Art-A-Whirl in Minneapolis!  You can find us in the basement at the Casket Arts building.   
Were proud sponsors of the speakeasy with all proceeds going to the Upper Midwest Great Dane Rescue.  
Come find us in the basement where we will be pouring 5 of our favorite cocktails!

Friday 5pm-10pm
Saturday 12pm-8pm
Sunday 12pm-3pm (Featuring NANs Bloodies!!!)
@casketarts Casket Arts @uppermidwestgreatdanerescue
#45thparallel #45thparalleldistillery #45thparallelabroad #ArtAWhirl2022

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Thank you 45th Parallel Distillery for sponsoring our event Upper Midwest Great Dane Rescue Art-A-Whirl® @ Casket Arts!

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45th Parallel Distillery

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A little summertime in your mouth馃コ

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Sunshine馃尀, green grass馃尡, blue skies and gimlets馃崑!

A little summertime in your mouth馃コ

#45thparallel #45thparalleldistillery #gimlet #summerdrinks #patiotime
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45th Parallel Distillery

Be perfect?
Not today, be bitter

Bitter people may not make everything better, but bitters sure do!
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Be perfect?
Not today, be bitter

Bitter people may not make everything better, but bitters sure do!  
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Friday (Online Booking ONLY)6pm
Saturday (Online Booking ONLY)1pm & 3pm
Sunday (Online Booking ONLY)3pm