Sapthre Farms Is Turning Maple Syrup Into WhiskeyJohn Lauritsen goes to Sapthre Farms in Mower County, where syrup isn’t just for pancakes and waffles.
Local Tap Talk: Bent BrewstilleryLocal Tap Talk checked out Bent Brewstillery, a Roseville watering hole that offers a mix of craft brewing and distilling.
Bite Of Minnesota: Peaches And Cream CrepesI read somewhere that it is National Peach Month. I'm not one for insignificant holidays, but it does coincide with peach season, so I'm going with it. And since I just ordered 25 pounds of organic peaches, it's officially peach week in my house.
Distilleries Can't Keep Up With Whiskey DemandTen years ago, it seemed everyone was drinking vodka. Now, whiskey is all the rage. But the popularity comes with a price. From scotch to bourbon, whiskey has become a hip drink again and people want the good stuff.
Curiocity: Mike's Mix — The Lady CarylNot all Valentine's Day gifts come in a heart-shaped box. Sometimes, they can come in a glass. Throughout February, Mike's learning some romantic cocktail recipes from Nicollet Island Inn's bartender Troy Jurgens. This week's selection is a creative spin on a classic British drink.
Curiocity: Mike's Mix — Rye Hot ToddyEvery Friday, Mike Augustyniak will be picking up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout December, he’s getting his inspirations from The Strip Club near downtown St. Paul. This week’s selection will warm you up during the coldest months of the year.
Curiocity: Mike's Mix -- Parlour Old FashionedEvery Friday, Mike Augustyniak will be picking up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout November, he's getting his inspirations from Parlour in downtown Minneapolis. This week's selection: their signature Old Fashioned, a complex-flavored take on the classic Mad Men cocktail.
DeRusha Drinks: 45th Parallel Distillery's SpiritsA couple of Twin Cities guys are making their own vodka, gin, and whiskey -- and it's winning international awards. In a nondescript warehouse in a small Wisconsin town 45 minutes east of the Twin Cities, a revolution is underway at 45th Parallel Distillery.
Minnesota’s Whiskey War The owner of Minnesota-based 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey is taking on the world's largest Irish whiskey maker Jameson.