Distilleries aren’t anything new. They’ve been around for thousands of years, and these days they’re basically everywhere. But a distillery that’s friendly, has a welcoming feel, and still manages to serve up an exceptionally high-quality array of spirits? Now that’s quite a rare find. Luckily, it exists: these are all of the core attributes of Skaalvenn Brand Distillery. A look into the company’s values and variety of spirits proves that this distillery is anything but average.
Skaalvenn officially began operating in April 2015, and has been going strong ever since. Originating from the Norwegian words Skaal, meaning “Cheers”, and Venn, meaning “Friends”, the amicable nature of this distillery is in its very name: “Cheers, Friends”. Based in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, the company welcomes all people to stop by for a visit and tour. As their website proudly states, they are “Open for Adventure” to the general public and alcohol enthusiasts. Skaalvenn focuses on instilling their spirits with the same qualities that represent their brand: fun, adventurous, and down to earth. Think of them as your all-inclusive friends that accept anyone and everyone for who they are. It’s all about camaraderie here.
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The handcrafted spirits at this distillery are just as diverse as they are top-of-the-line. The four main liquors manufactured are vodka, rum, aquavit, and habanero rum. The vodka has a 40% ABV, or Alcohol By Volume, value (80 Proof). The rum has a 40% ABV value (80 Proof). The aquavit has a 50% ABV value (100 Proof). The habanero rum has a 40% ABV value (80 Proof). In November 2016, the habanero rum was added to the trio of already existing offerings. It has received rave reviews thus far, with consumers favoring its unique, bold, and wonderfully spicy flavor. Made with habanero peppers and Thai chili peppers, it mixes well in cocktails ranging from daiquiris to Bloody Marys. With these four liquors, Skaalvenn truly has everything you could want and more.
Skaalvenn’s commitment to hospitality, quality, unique offerings, and overall excellence make it one of finest distilleries in Minnesota. For more information and to schedule a visit or tour, please visit the company’s website at www.skaalvenn.com.