American consumption of alcohol didn't exceed pre-Prohibition levels until the 1960s, when doctors began relying on libations to cure surges in Beatlemania. Toast to social and medical progress with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $15 for a distillery tour and tasting for two, plus $20 worth of spirits or merchandise (a $30 value)
- $23 for a distillery tour and tasting for up to four plus $30 worth of spirits or merchandise (a $50 value)
- $35 for a distillery tour and tasting for up to eight plus $40 worth of spirits or merchandise (an $80 value)
Tour guides lead guests through the distillery, offering informative facts about the distilling process before presenting them with tastes and smells of various spirits. Tours leave every Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m.
45th Parallel Distillery
Paul Werni had a lot of time on his hands. After relinquishing the successful landscaping business he helmed for 10 years, his mind wandered to thoughts of what he might do next. A love of well-crafted spirits eventually turned his attentions to books on distillation, which in turn brought him to workshops across the country and tours of distilleries in Austria and Germany. With a few in-depth lessons with experts from a Christian Carl distillery, Werni finally learned enough to create refined, flawless libations, and his own distillery was born. Lauded by critics and connoisseurs alike, 45th Parallel Distillery distills quality vodka pours from local ingredients and zero additives, overseeing the entire process from grain to glass within its facility. In addition to 45th Parallel Vodka—a name derived from the line of latitude on which France's Bordeaux region, Italy’s Piedmont region, and Vermont's Appletini region lie—the distillery also fills bottles with whiskey, limoncello, and Midwest vodka and gin, a budget-friendly alternative to top-shelf spirits that pairs well with mixers or stands alone for delicious home imbibing.