Vikre Distillery is now on Tour with The Duluth Experience!
The Duluth Experience just got infused with some Norwegian spirit!
We are super excited that the recently opened Vikre Distillery is now an official stop on our Saturday night tours. Last weekend marked our very first visit to Vikre and we had a blast chatting with the distillery’s owner Joel Vikre.
Much to the glee of our brewery tourists, we got to explore the distillery, learn about the distillation process and the history of Vikre, and spend some time sampling their Øvrevann Aquavit. While it’ll be a few years before the whiskeys are ready, they’ve got some beautifully crafted spirits that should be on the liquor store shelves in February. We’re looking forward to introducing more folks to Joel and the spirits of Vikre Distillery.
With the addition of Vikre to the lineup, our Saturday nights kick off with a craft beer adventure and jump into the art of distillation – a natural extension of our behind-the-scenes approach to The Duluth Experience. It’s also a natural extension of the brewing themed tours we’ve been running. The production of spirits basically starts with the creation of beer – often referred to as distiller’s beer. In this case, Vikre gets their distiller’s beer from Bent Paddle Brewing Company. Wort is created and fermented and then the distillation process separates the alcohol from the water. There are many more details involved with getting to the final [delicious] product but we’ll leave that part of the story for the tour. Distillation is really an interesting process and we’re excited to share it with you. Skål!
If you want to get behind-the-scenes access to Vikre and learn about distillation book a tour with The Duluth Experience.