It is not news that Duluth is known for its growing craft beer market, and the amazing products that have been put out by companies like our historic Fitger’s Brewing Company to more recent companies like Bent Paddle Brewing, Canal Park Brewing, and more! That big lake of ours is a great supplier of some of the most pure and delicious water making it no surprise Duluth has emerged as one of the finest craft brewing cities in the country.
But beer is not the only divine product that gets its start from Lake Superior. Within the last year or so, Duluth has had the privilege of a new craft in town, the incredible Vikre Distillery. Located in Canal Park in the historic Paolucci Building, adjacent to the Aerial Lift Bridge, Vikre is a truly unique and “Duluth” experience. The atmosphere is comfortable, and the spirits even more comforting. And with the recent addition of an on-site bar, tasting these spirits is right at hand!
Vikre Distillery has not only brought us Lake Superior in a new way, but also included our Northwood’s botanical gifts in making their product. They will be offering a whiskey, still in its aging process, and have distilled some gin like no other.
I was not a gin drinker before, but your mind will be changed with a taste of one of their Boreal’s. But more than that, we get the pleasure of enjoying Vodka and Aquavit too. And with the opening of their new on-site bar, you will experience a truly one-of-a-kind cocktail; fresh, pure and uniquely Vikre. And don’t forget to take Vikre’s tour of their distillery helping round out a delightful and “spirit -ual” visit!
If you would prefer to sit back and let someone else do the driving and you want to sample the spirits at Vikre and enjoy one of Duluth’s many micro breweries, another great entrepreneurial company, the Duluth Experience, is a perfect way to do so.
Along with the talent of Vikre, the folks at the Duluth Experience have found a way to truly focus on all that Duluth has to offer its residents and guests alike. They offer several brewery tours, but if you want to include Vikre on your list, then the Saturday evening tour is for you.
And we could not be more proud to partner with the Duluth Experience in offering their Brewery Tours as an add-on package to your stay at our Duluth Bed and Breakfast. We are happy to make your reservations and set everything up for you. All you have to do is book your stay and relax in one of our incredible guest rooms, and enjoy the talent of our Duluth!