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Du Nord


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Du Nord


Voted "pretty good"

 

Connecting Farm and City

Du Nord Craft Spirits is a small batch distillery producing artisan gin, vodka, liqueurs and whiskeys. We are a “grain to glass” craft distillery, meaning we mill, mash, and distill our own product with ingredients are sourced as locally as possible. 

 
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Hands-on craft


 a balance of art and science

 

Hands-on craft


 a balance of art and science

 

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.

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The Cocktail Room


The Cocktail Room


The original twin cities cocktail room

 

On January 9, 2015, Du Nord opened the first cocktail room in the twin cities metro area. Serving only the spirits we make from scratch on-site, the cocktail room won "best cocktails" from the Minneapolis StarTribune; stop by to find out why!