Small Batch, Single Source Grain, 100 Percent Rye Distilled and Aged atTattersall Distillery, Minneapolis
Rye whiskey purists have an amazing new reason to raise a glass in celebration. Announced today, and unveiled at a private invitation-only launch event, Tattersall Distilling introduces their long-anticipated 100 percent straight rye whiskey, distilled on-site in Northeast Minneapolis.
And there’s plenty to celebrate. Tattersall Straight Rye Whiskey is a Monongahela style rye, signifying an ultra high rye content in the mash, in this case 85 percent rye and 15 percent malted rye. While Monongahela ryes have their roots in Pennsylvania where George Washington marched against the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794, Tattersall Straight Rye Whiskey is one hundred percent Minnesotan.  Sourced from a farm 45 miles North of the distillery, Tattersall Straight Rye is small batch mashed, fermented and distilled in Northeast Minneapolis. It’s aged for two years in charred white oak barrels also sourced and coopered in Northern Minnesota. The result is a big, bold and spicy rye whiskey, at once flavorful and incredibly smooth, perfect for sipping or classics like a Manhattan or Old Fashioned.
“Think of this as bourbon’s bolder, northern cousin,” says Jon Kreidler, chief officer, Tattersall Distilling. “We’ve been planning for this day since we first started discussing building the distillery and we couldn’t be more excited that we finally get to share it with everyone.  We’ve already received some incredible feedback from early tastings at our launch party and can’t wait to get it in font of more people.”
Tattersall Straight Rye Whiskey will be available in late-February from a selection of fine liquor stores in the Twin Cities and from Tattersall Distilling while supplies last. 100 Proof and 50 percent alcohol by volume, Tattersall Straight Rye retails for an MSRP of $34.99 for 750ml.
Tattersall Straight Rye whiskey is the latest fine spirit introduction from Tattersall Distilling, a national leader in craft distilling and one of the fastest growing craft distillers in the United States today. For more information about Tattersall Distilling’s products, recipes, cocktail room, awards and recent news visit or follow us on social media.

September, 2017 – We have take off. Tattersall received approval to open a custom-designed cocktail bar at Minneapolis St. Paul International airport. Construction is set to start soon after Minneapolis hosts the Super Bowl in February 2018 and will become Tattersall’s second on-premise location after our distillery cocktail room in Northeast Minneapolis.

Developed in partnership with HMSHost, part of Autogrill S.p.A, the world’s largest provider of food and beverage services to travelers, the Tattersall cocktail bar will occupy 1,235 square feet on concourse C. Current concept designs include three distinct areas: a bar, lounge and light dining area and a décor plan that captures Tattersall’s refined elegance and masculine aesthetic. The space will also pickup references from Tattersall’s distillery cocktail room: a glass garage door frontage, curved wooden bar and antique chandelier overhead.

“We’ve been working hand in hand with HMSHost on the plans for this venture for some time,” says Jon Kreidler, chief officer and co-founder, Tattersall Distilling. “The entire pre-approval process has been flawless and we’re thrilled to get the green light. Now the real work – and fun – begins, developing a physical space, environment and menu that gives travelers what they really crave: a restful, re-energizing and top shelf experience wherever they’re headed or returning from.”

Thanks to readers of The Growler, Tattersall took home four Kind-Of-A-Big-Deal Awards — including Best Craft Distillery, Best Bartender – Bennett Johnson, Best Rum and Best Branding. Readers of the magazine vote for their favorites across food, drinks, culture and more in the annual award showcase.

“We’re honored and excited to win these awards,” said co-founder Jon Kreidler. “Especially with such tough competition across the state.”

You can read the full article here, otherwise, here’s what the staff at The Growler had to say about each of the big wins:

Best Craft Distillery

“With the largest spirits portfolio of any Minnesota distillery, impeccable cocktails served in a stylish cocktail room, and a penchant for collaborative experimentation, Tattersall Distilling is changing the landscape of Minnesota spirits, one bottle at a time. The Northeast Minneapolis distillery is your pick for Minnesota’s Best Craft Distillery.”

Best Bartender: Bennett Johnson

“There are no shortages of places to have a cocktail in Northeast. But there’s nowhere we’d rather be than at the horseshoe bar at Tattersall Distilling, watching Bennett Johnson in all his mustachioed glory, mixing up some of the finest spirits in town.”

Best Rum: Tattersall Blackstrap Rum

“Now that it’s winter, we want a spirit that will warm us up from the inside out, and Tattersall has just the prescription: their Blackstrap Rum. A smoky, full-flavored, yet cozy spirit made from 100% molasses, it’s a stellar base for your daiquiri or mai tai.”

Best Distillery Branding

“Tattersall is the name for a pattern of colored lines, forming a grid on a solid background. Unpretentious. Straightforward. Classy. No matter how simple the plaid design is, it’s working for Tattersall Distilling, for their branding is clearly standing out on the shelf.”

You can read the full article here.


Tattersall took home the award for Outstanding Distillery at the 2016 Charlie Awards on Sunday, November 13. Dan Oskey, Tim Leary and Bennett Johnson accepted the award at the Pantages Theater on behalf of the entire team.

“We are incredibly honored and humbled to be recognized by the Charlie Awards and the local culinary community,” said Tattersall co-founder Jon Kriedler.
“It wouldn’t be possible without the talent, hard work and dedication of our entire team.”

The Charlie Awards is an annual event that celebrates the exceptional contributions of the Twin Cities area restaurant, food and beverage industry. This year, the award show also included special recognition for local farmers who provide an incredible amount of what makes the our food and drink scene special.

Introducing Tattersall Absinthe Blanche, Tattersall Blackstrap Rum, Tattersall Sociable Freewheeler Pommeau, Tattersall Blueberry and Tattersall Cranberry. We’re excited to add these four distinct spirits and liqueurs to our growing lineup. Here’s a bit more about each:

Tattersall Absinthe Blanche is a gorgeous balance of the Holy Trinity — anise seed, wormwood and fennel. Prepare for complex sensations with every sip.

Uses: Sazerac, Corpse Reviver #2 or in an Absinthe Drip.

Tattersall + Sociable Cider Werks Freewheeler Pommeau  is made from brandy distilled from Sociable Cider Werks Freewheeler Dry Apple and combined with its unfermented cider base. The result is bright, slightly sweet and tart — true to the cider apples.

Uses: Serve chilled, neat or to add real apple flavor to your favorite cocktails.

Tattersall Blackstrap Rum is distilled from all-natural Carribbean-style molasses. The result: A smoky, full-flavored spirit that lets the molasses shine. Refined, yet raw, every sip packs a punch.

Uses: Daiquiri, Mai Tai or an inventive rum punch.

Find it in these fine liquor stores:

Ace – Hopkins

Central Ave Liquor – Minneapolis

France 44 Wine & Spirits – Minneapolis

South Lyndale Liquors – Minneapolis

Zipps Liquors – Minneapolis

Tattersall Blueberry is crafted from Great Lakes blueberries and an array of natural botanicals.

The result: Subtle, sweet and delicately delicious.

Uses: Add to your next gin and tonic, mix with lemonade or get inventive with your favorites.

Find it in these fine liquor stores:

France 44 – Minneapolis

Glen Lake Wine and Spirits – Minnetonka

Hennepin Lake Liquors – Minneapolis

NBM Liquors – North Branch

Skol Liquors – Minneapolis

South Lyndale Liquors – Minneapolis

Sunfish Cellars – Lilydale

Whole Foods – Minneapolis

Zipps – Minneapolis

Tattersall Cranberry is made from Great Lakes cranberries and a mix of natural botanicals that enhance the berries. The result: A beautiful balance of sweet, sour and tart.

Use: Add to your next gin and tonic, mix with lemonade or get inventive with your favorites.

Find it in these fine liquor stores:

Lunds & Byerlys – Minneapolis

Lake Wine & Spirits – Minneapolis

South Lyndale Liquors – Minneapolis

Hennepin Lake Liquors – Minneapolis

Zipps Liquors – Minneapolis

A panel of experts partnered with USA Today editors to pick the top 20 craft specialty spirit distilleries in the nation — and Tattersall made the list. The top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. After four weeks of voting, Tattersall made the top 10, coming in at number six.

Experts Emily Arden Wells (Gastronomista), Brian Christensen (Artisan Spirit Magazine), Laura Johnson (Distillerista) and Arthur Shapiro (Booze Business) were chosen based on their expertise in the American craft spirits industry. We’re honored to be in such great company with great distilleries across the country.

Read the whole article here.

Tattersall spirits and liqueurs had an impressive first showing at the American Distilling Institute Spirits Competition in San Diego. Aquavit and Orange Crema came out on top, each winning both the Best-In-Class and Best-In-Category awards. On top of it all, Aquavit also won a Double Gold and Orange Crema won Gold.

Grapefruit Crema and Créme de Fleur took home Silver awards. And finally, Sour Cherry and Fernet rounded out the hardware with Bronze awards. You can find all of our award-winning spirits and liqueurs at a liquor store near you in Minnesota, South Dakota or Wisconsin.

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