Our process starts with corn, beet sugar, and rye grown here in Minnesota. Those grains are then “mashed” to create a sweet liquid that will eventually be fermented into beer. At this point we have an unhopped beer which we distill to remove the alcohol. Not everything that comes off the still is put into our final product; only the middle, or "hearts," of every run is saved for bottling which allows us to discard the undesirable parts of the distillate. After a couple distillations, the beer has turned into a neutral spirit or a whiskey. To truly grasp the distilling process it is best to come into the shop and see it firsthand on one of our tours.