Another small distillery has sprouted up in the heartland. 45th Parallel Spirits
, in New Richmond, Wisconsin takes its name from the 45th parallel which slices through Wisconsin and happens to fall on the farm where distiller Paul Werni buys the grain for his new vodka. Werni, who was previously had a landscape construction business in Minneapolis, distills his vodka from scratch. Their website has a page that breaks down the production process which includes three slow distillations. Werni, his father Paul Sr. and his college roommate Scott Davis are partners in this boutique project. So far the new vodka is only available in Wisconsin, debuting in the Madison and Milwaukee markets in March.
[via Wausau Daily Herald