Minneapolis-based Tattersall Distilling opened its new destination distillery in River Falls, Wisconsin on Dec. 1, 2021. Located only 32 miles from Minneapolis, the 75,000-square-foot facility features indoor and outdoor event spaces, a grain mill, a retail market with a central tasting bar, and the craft distillery’s first restaurant.

Brick, aged barn wood, black ceilings and vintage crystal chandeliers are all part of the “rickhouse” vibe at the River Falls location, and the restaurant has a large bar lined with TVs for catching all the latest sporting events. The new location also allows Tattersall to produce up to 200,000 proof gallons of spirits with room for growth, while also maintaining production and its cocktail room in Minneapolis.

A wide range of private event spaces at Tattersall Distilling River Falls accommodate occasions and groups of all sizes, and the experiential and interactive spaces overlook the distilling process with large windows. Year-round outdoor areas are equipped with indoor-outdoor bars, fire pits and lawn games. Here’s a rundown of the spaces.

● Full-service restaurant and cocktail bar, 150 guests

● Outdoor patio with outdoor bar, 250 guests

● Outdoor amphitheater with two outdoor bars, 1200 guests

● Grand ballroom, 430 guests

● Private barrel room, 120 guests

● Private events classroom, 29 guests

● Boardroom, 16 guests

● Two VIP hospitality suites

“The new facility is a perfect complement to what we created in Minneapolis and this is the logical next step in our evolution as a company. It allows us to really scale our production and accommodate more guests than ever, while putting a huge focus on sustainability,” says Jon Kreidler, founder and chief officer of Tattersall Distilling. 

With a 405kW rooftop solar array that produces a yearly average of 477,900 kWh of electricity, Tattersall now has the largest solar array of any craft distillery in the nation. Also, no water goes to waste due to a water reclamation system that recycles all production water, repurposing it into future distillations, and surplus spent grain is given to a local cattle and bison farmer, who feeds it to livestock that ends up on Tattersall’s menu. Greens for the restaurant and herbs for cocktails are all grown hydroponically at the River Falls distillery as well. 

Founded just over six years ago, Tattersall’s portfolio has grown to more than 30 all-natural spirits and liqueurs available in 25 states. The distillery is a member of Minnesota Grown, meaning all products include at least 80% Minnesota-grown ingredients. 

 

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