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Schaarski's Krupnikas

Schaarski’s Krupnikas was born on the other side of the globe. As our former distillers Scot and Karen traveled Europe, they discovered this delicious cordial which is popular in Poland and Lithuania. Scot helped us develop a delicious recipe of our own. Even though Scot has moved on to bigger things, we still bring this great flavor out around Christmas each year because of the rich spices are perfect for the holidays! Sweet local honey with over a dozen different warm spices and citrus, this is a complex and delicious treat unlike anything you’ve tried.  Try it at room temperature or slightly warmed to bring out the full spectrum of flavors. Good on the rocks as an after dinner sipper too!

Schaarski's Krupnikas bottle

Our difference is our grain to glass approach

We’re surrounded by some of the finest grain fields in the world. It only makes sense to make the finest spirits from that grain as well. We purchase farm fresh grain, directly from the farmers who grow it. 100% of our grains come from within 25 miles of our distillery. Take our tour and you can see the entire process of spirit making from beginning to end. We’re one of a handful of distillers in the U.S. who take the “grain to glass” small batch distillation approach.

What “grain to glass” means is that we handle every step of the process ourselves, taking our fresh grain and make it into your favorite liquors. We sort and clean the grain and then mill it into a flour-like consistency. We cook the grain to make our mash and then add yeast to let it ferment. We distill the fermented mash and then filter it and blend it to proof. From there, it either goes into a barrel or a bottle. We bottle our spirits by hand. The important thing is that it is all done under our watchful eye, under one roof. We don’t outsource anything. It’s not always efficient but we pride ourselves on inefficiencies that result in a premium product. We know you’ll grow to appreciate our “grain to glass” approach once our spirits go from that glass onto your taste-buds!

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