The River Falls, Wisconsin-based destination distillery with a strong focus on sustainability will open December 1
Tattersall Distilling, the Wisconsin-based craft distillery, has announced its new destination distillery in River Falls on December 1.
The 75,000 sqft facility houses the distillery’s first restaurant, features indoor and outdoor event spaces, a large retail market, and has a core focus on sustainability. This new location 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.
“We couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the River Falls community,” says Jon Kreidler, founder, and chief officer of Tattersall Distilling. “With the river, trails and mountain biking in our backyard, we’re aiming to make River Falls even more of a destination – both from the Twin Cities and beyond. 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.”
The aforementioned sustainability focus includes a 405kW rooftop solar array, with the distillery holding the title of the largest solar array of any craft distillery in the nation. It will produce a yearly average of 477,900 kWh of electricity, this is equivalent to 373 tons of CO2 offset; the same amount sequestered by 415 acres of forest.
Additionally, a water reclamation system recycles all production water, 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 distillery as well; all of which aligns with Renewable River Falls, the city campaign that encourages and supports residents and businesses in going 100 per cent renewable.
The venue offers guests a range of private event spaces that can accommodate occasions and groups of all sizes. Multiple experiential and interactive spaces overlook the distilling process with large windows. New to this location is a mill room, where local grains are freshly milled on-site, giving Tattersall’s spirits even more robust flavor profiles.
On the cocktail menu, co-founder Dan Oskey created new and noteworthy drinks such as the Clover Club, Kinni 75 and a Wisco Sour. Additionally, guests can look forward to favorites from Tattersall’s Northeast cocktail menu. A selection of local beers, including Lift Bridge and Swinging Bridge are on tap along with an exclusive collaboration beer from Surly, made with Tattersall’s bourbon mashbill.
New to River Falls is a large tasting bar inside the retail market, giving guests the opportunity to sample spirits before buying. Tattersall Distilling River Falls opens to the public on December 1 and is located at 1777 Paulson Road, River Falls, WI.