Thursday, July 18, 2013

News From Far North Spirits

Solveig Gin
Bright and fresh, with the depth of an early summer rain. Invigorating citrus, with herbal and spice structure. Distilled from rye, Solveig is congenial in many cocktails, but she’s no wallflower – like all women, she’s stronger than she looks.
Solveig Gin comes from the Far North --- The Red River Valley in Minnesota. Here's more from their web site:

Far North Spirits, the northernmost distillery in the contiguous United States, sits on a working family farm just 25 miles from Canada in the northwest corner of Minnesota. Here, the rye can grow five feet high. And Scandinavian stoicism — “It’s a little chilly out there” — greets the 20 below wind-chill.

To many, this place may seem bleak and unforgiving. But to us, it's home. And, after more than 20 years in the fast lane, we returned to live a simpler life.

A life that takes its cues from nature. Plant in spring, revel in summer, harvest in fall, reflect in winter. You know, farming.

A life that lets us make something with our hands, something tangible, real and lasting.

We want to make spirits that represent the best of our selves, the best of every skill and bit of knowledge we've acquired over the years. That means not only distilling the spirit from start to finish, but also selecting the seed varieties, planting and harvesting the grains, and carefully sourcing the botanicals and spices.

The field-to-glass farming model we're using is even older than Great Grandpa Gustav, dating back to before the country's founding. Farmers found that turning crops into whiskey was an efficient way of bringing them to market. They didn't spoil and were easier to transport. Not to mention, it was a helluva lot more fun.

To Great Grandpa Gustav and his children, and his children's children, Skol! We hope to make you very proud.

1 comment:

Becky Jerdee said...

This is too cute!!! do they ship?