Kind-Of-A-Big-Deal, officially

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.