About The Distillery
In 2011 Adrian Panther set out with a simple idea: bring great spirits to Minnesota. Adrian has always been an entrepreneur and a whiskey aficionado. He decided to team up with the most talented individual he knew to distill his spirits, Brett Grinager. Brett learned the art of distilling from some of the most well respected distillers in the United States and brings a level of experience, ingenuity and creativity that cannot be matched.
We set up our distillery where we were–in the heart of pristine lake country in Osakis, Minnesota. All we’d ever need to make great tasting whiskey is right in our backyard. Everything here is exposed to all four seasons and our spirits are no exception. Cold aging is one phase our barrels go through every year and it is one characteristic that makes our spirits unique. In Minnesota we don't fear the cold, we embrace it and use it to our advantage.
When it comes to distilling, the most precious metal is copper. Our three 500-gallon copper stills are American made and are the engine to our distillery. We use charred American White Oak barrels to age our spirits in because it's the highest quality possible.
The best whiskey starts with best ingredients. We don’t have to look far to find fresh, locally grown yellow corn, red wheat, and red rye that we use in our mash. All of our grain comes from within 30 miles from our Distillery. Not only do we source locally, but we see our product from Start to Finish as some of our Distillers grow the grain that goes into our spirits.