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Up North Brandy

Wisconsin is indeed America’s Dairyland, but it is fast becoming the land of expert distillers. 

According to Distillery Trail, Wisconsin currently boosts 33 distilleries. But there’s one that stands “up” from others.

Locally Grown Proof

Since its founding in 2014, Great Northern Distilling has been making award-winning spirits, such as Potato Vodka, Herbalist Gin, Opportunity Run, Vanguard Whiskey, Rye Whiskey, and more. While these spirits are excellent (well, yeah, they are made in Wisconsin), Great Northern president and head distiller Brian Cummins puts a bit of the Badger State in each bottle. 

Cummins uses homegrown ingredients, including Wisconsin-grown potatoes for the vodka, hand-collected spruce tips for the gin, and even grain from a nearby mill. The proof of Wisconsin is in every sip. 

Worth an Up North Visit

Great Northern Distilling is located in Plover, and a trip is worthwhile. Guests can sample the signature spirits and even try unique cocktails at the mixology bar. 

Distillery tours are available, and, of course, there is an excellent retail area to stock up on your favorites and take home some Great Northern swag.

Some bars offer a bland, sterile place to sit and drink – but not Up North!

Situated on a former car dealership, the bar area has a modern industrial feel with barn wood from area barns. However, the decor is “primal” as decorative taxidermy and local art fill the walls. 

So if you’re sitting around looking for something local to do, grab a designated driver and head on over to Plover to check out Great Northern Distilling. While you’re on the way over, you may just see me because I’ve headed there now for a taste of good old Wisconsin is every shot!

The only thing better than the great up north is @greatnortherndistillery ! Made from local ingredients, Great Northern Distillery’s rum, whiskey, vodka and gin is award winning. The distillery is also central Wisconsin’s first small batch distillery. If you enjoy our content, make sure to like, comment and share with 3 friends. #distillery#wisconsin#upnorth


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