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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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(715)-243-5565

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Meet Jackie! Our sales representative, you'll see her bopping around the region hosting tastings and special events off campus!
Jackie is the Sales Representative at 45th Parallel Distillery. She was born and raised in New Richmond where she watched the origin and evolution of the distillery from a young age. Jackie joined the team at 45th in 2020 and represents us throughout our entire sales network - Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois! In her free time, you’ll find Jackie canoeing, cross-country skiing, or planning her next international adventure.
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Meet Jackie! Our sales representative, youll see her bopping around the region hosting tastings and special events off campus!
Jackie is the Sales Representative at 45th Parallel Distillery. She was born and raised in New Richmond where she watched the origin and evolution of the distillery from a young age. Jackie joined the team at 45th in 2020 and represents us throughout our entire sales network - Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois! In her free time, you’ll find Jackie canoeing, cross-country skiing, or planning her next international adventure.
#45thparallel #45thteam #45thparallelspirits #45thparalleldistillery

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She is Awesome! Thanks Jackie!

Looking forward to growing the brand in SE Wisconsin with you at the lead!

You guys asked and here it is...snag your spot in the Taste of 45th Charcuterie class on January 12th! If you didn't make it in time for the November and December classes, here's your chance.
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You guys asked and here it is...snag your spot in the Taste of 45th Charcuterie class on January 12th!  If you didnt make it in time for the November and December classes, heres your chance.
(hint hint...they make a great Christmas Present😉)
https://loom.ly/zws18b8
#charcuterieboard #45thparallelevents #45thparallelcharcuterie #tasteof45th #45thparallelevents #45thparalleldistillery #adultlunchables #christmasgift
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Saturday (Online Booking ONLY)1pm & 3pm
Sunday (Online Booking ONLY)3pm
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