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Tour: Free @2:30pm
August 6, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Learn about wine, cider & bourbon production!
Saturday, August 6th @2:30pm. FREE
Saturday, August 6th @3:30pm. VIP Tour and Barrel Tasting
VIP Tour includes a tasting of finished and still-in-production bourbons straight from our barrels, with an expert guiding the tasting experience. Expect to see everything and ask everything you’ve ever wanted to know about bourbon! Purchase tickets here.
Official Press Release:
THE TRADITIONALIST DISTILLERY ANNOUNCES GRAND OPENING
The new distillery will celebrate their Grand Opening on July 8, 9, and 10 in Southeastern Minnesota and join the home of Loon Juice and Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery
JULY 5, 2022. Spring Valley, MN—The Traditionalist Distillery announces their upcoming Grand Opening in Spring Valley, Minnesota. On July 8, 9, and 10, the new distillery will celebrate their public grand opening with bourbon flights, tours, a new menu and give-aways. Located south of Rochester and along historic Bluff Country, the distillery is located in a rural oasis, surrounded on all sides by the corn fields that provide the grain for their bourbon.
Speaking on the opening, the Director of Operations, Justin Osborne said, “Our philosophy is to do things the right way, even if it’s the hard way. We have an affinity for the classics, and Bourbon showcases the quintessential American spirit. We aren’t trying to change the way its made, we are just trying to change where its made. We have great grains, water, climate, technology, and talent. We are proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish so far, and we look forward to what we can do in the coming years.”
The newly remodeled bourbon distillery and lounge features an expansive patio, booth seating, two levels, and a cocktail bar. The all-new menu features flights, classic bourbon drinks, original cocktails, and a rotating selection of seasonal cocktails. The on-site award-winning restaurant has also released a new menu to pair with the bourbon offerings, featuring locally raised and bourbon-fed beef options that can only be found at the distillery.
Throughout the weekend, the owners and distillers will be leading tours to explain the process of making bourbon. Free tours will happen at 6pm on Friday evening and at 2pm on Saturday. An exclusive behind-the-scenes tour with barrel tasting will be available for $20 on Saturday at 4pm (tickets available online). Highlights of the tours will include information on how a still works, as well as a visit to the newly built barrel aging facility.
While The Traditionalist is a new business, the owners are not newcomers to the craft beverage industry. Located within the same building is Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery and Loon Juice cider, the largest wine/cider producers in the state. The addition of a distillery makes this an experience unlike any other in the Midwest. All three brands offer multiple flight options, allowing guests to experience the unique flavor profiles and distinct differences of the agricultural products of the Midwest. Four Daughters produces cold climate wines from the vineyard located on-site. Loon Juice exclusively uses exclusively Honeycrisp apples developed by the University of Minnesota.