Far North Spirits - the USA
Best Premium Heritage Distillery - Minnesota
The northernmost distillery in the contiguous U.S., Minnesota’s Far North Spirits is an authentic estate distillery run by fourth generation farmer and head distiller Michael Swanson. He and his wife Cheri Reese returned home in 2013 to make provenance-driven spirits with integrity, authenticity and beauty. Using only the finest, sustainably sourced ingredients and old school methods, they make artisanal whiskey, rum, vodka and gin. Their award-wining spirits are available at more than a thousand locations in 13 states, and their cocktail room on the prairie has hosted visitors from around the world.