Bob McManus and Lee Egbert are set to throw open the garage doors and introduce 11 Wells Spirits to the world with an open house this Saturday from 12-4pm. Located in the old Hamm’s Brewery complex, the open house will be the first time the Saint Paul distillery will officially be open to the public.
The event will offer have music from Matt Yetter and food from the Sizzling Wagon Food Truck. You can wander through the future sample rooms. Guests will get a chance to taste samples of their white whiskey, Minnesota 13. They will be serving their take on a Moscow Mule.
Sorry, you cannot buy bottle to take home. Where do you think you live, America? Maybe by this time next year Minnesota distilleries will have some of the same rights as wineries and breweries.
11 Wells – Minnesota 13 is a white whiskey. It is unique because it has a grain bill of mostly oat and wheat, barley and corn play minor roles. In many white whiskey corn plays a very forward role, that is not the case with Minnesota 13. However, the name of the spirit does come from the corn. Minnesota 13 was a type of corn grown in Minnesota that made Stearns county moonshine legendary during prohibition.
If you can corner Bob or Lee during the event be sure to ask about their coming Bourbon, Rye, and Single Malt.