Old Passions

Super simple and very delicious. Three high quality ingredients is all you need for an amazing cocktail. This sipper cocktail is a delicious no muddle version of a Whiskey Old Fashioned. Not to be confused with a Wisconsin Old Fashioned.

Wisconsin Senate, Wholesalers and Kohler Corp conspire against craft Beverage producers

As Wisconsin’s legislative session winds down, there is an attempt to sneak extremely substantial last minute changes to the alcohol laws of Wisconsin through newly introduced senate bill 801. (Available for download here)- These changes include legislation that creates a new alcohol enforcement department headed by a “liquor tsar” with extensive power to create new regulations at will. […]

What’s that stuff in my whiskey!?

We get the occasional inquiry from people who have purchased a bottle of our whiskey (and other barrel aged spirits) and have found a hazy cloud floating or sunk in the bottom of the bottle (see video below). Don’t panic, what you’re seeing is flavor! During the fermentation, distilling and oak maturation processes various phenols and esters […]

Tasting Law Update- Legislation signed into law!

The in-store tasting legislation has become law with Gov. Walkers signature. This is a game changer for Wisconsin’s distilleries who generally produce higher priced premium spirits that are not an impulse buy for consumers. Despite certain special interests arguing against it, common sense prevailed and the legislation was passed. On behalf of all Wisconsin distillers, […]

Wisconsin Tasting Laws Need and Update Part 2

  In my last post I discussed the concept of tasting spirits in stores. In this post I hope to point out a few more details and some of the political aspects of this issue. First a recap– Spirits producers are looking to change Wisconsin’s tasting laws to allow us to sample spirits in licensed […]

Wisconsin Liquor Tasting Laws Need an Update- Part 1

Wisconsin currently allows sampling of beer and wine in licensed retailers. Spirits are not allowed to be sampled in those same licensed stores. Unfortunate because sampling is a responsible method of marketing our products and it helps the consumer make an informed choice. Quality spirits tend to be sold at a higher price point which […]

Gluten in Distilled Spirits

We frequently get customers asking us about the gluten content of our spirits. Several organizations that provide guidance on gluten free diets say that distillation separates gluten from the final spirit even when the source grain includes gluten (a good post highlighting these reports here). The US government claims they have not seen an adequate test to […]

Kinnickinnic Whiskey wins “Best American Blended Whisky”

The World Whisky Awards took place March 21st 2013 in London, UK.  More than 300 Whiskies from around the world were sampled in three rounds of blind tastings. According to Whisky Magazine, Judges were drawn from the best drinks journalists and retailers around the world, with industry representatives made up of master blenders, distillers and brand ambassadors […]

Absinthism in the 21st Century

As a producer of absinthe we spend a lot of our time explaining the myths and facts that surround absinthe. The short hand version is that basically everything anyone has told you about it being a hallucinogen is a lie. It will not drive you insane nor will it put you into seizures. Absinthism is what […]