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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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For the crew coming to our class tonight, come early to eat! Our kitchen closes at 7pm on Sundays. Looking forward to a great event!
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For the crew coming to our class tonight, come early to eat!  Our kitchen closes at 7pm on Sundays.  Looking forward to a great event!
#charcuterieboard #midwestwoodturner #45thparallel

We're only 6 days out from our Pour your Board class. If you've seen our new 45th Charcuterie Boards in our merchandise area...here's your chance to custom make your own charcuterie board or Lazy Susan led by instructor Chad Stevenson, owner of Midwest Woodturners.
These boards will be made with black walnut and epoxy. You will choose your own colors when you arrive. Attendees will have the choice of up to 2 colors of epoxy.
This specific class will be on January 23th at 45th Parallel Distillery, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Please plan on arriving around 6:00pm to look at wood options and color choices.
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Were only 6 days out from our Pour your Board class.  If youve seen our new 45th Charcuterie Boards in our merchandise area...heres your chance to custom make your own charcuterie board or Lazy Susan led by instructor Chad Stevenson, owner of Midwest Woodturners.
These boards will be made with black walnut and epoxy. You will choose your own colors when you arrive. Attendees will have the choice of up to 2 colors of epoxy.
This specific class will be on January 23th at 45th Parallel Distillery, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Please plan on arriving around 6:00pm to look at wood options and color choices.
https://loom.ly/_cX4ngs

#45thparallel #45thparallelevents #45thparalleldistillery #charcuterie #diy #charcuterieboards #45thparalleleventcenterImage attachment

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Join us for Barre at the Bar with instructor Erin Rowden! We'll get your new year sweat rolling to keep you on track for those New Year's resolutions.
A 45 minute burn followed by a 45th crafted cocktail, this Thursday yoga class is the perfect self care routine for 2022.
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#45thparalleldistillery #45thparallelyoga #barreatthebar #45thparallelevents #newyearnewyou #resolutethis #craftcocktails #whiskeysweat
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Join us for Barre at the Bar with instructor Erin Rowden! Well get your new year sweat rolling to keep you on track for those New Years resolutions.
A 45 minute burn followed by a 45th crafted cocktail, this Thursday yoga class is the perfect self care routine for 2022.
https://loom.ly/hwVuLX4
#45thparalleldistillery #45thparallelyoga #barreatthebar #45thparallelevents #newyearnewyou #resolutethis #craftcocktails #whiskeysweat
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Friday (Online Booking ONLY)6pm
Saturday (Online Booking ONLY)1pm & 3pm
Sunday (Online Booking ONLY)3pm