Strength: 43% (86 proof ABV )
Far North Spirits is a field-to-glass distillery, meaning the owners, husband-and-wife team Mike Swanson and Cheri Reese, also farm the grains used in their gin and whiskey. It is located on the fourth-generation Swanson family farm, 400 miles northwest of the Twin Cities. It is the only field-to-glass distillery in Minnesota and one of less than 50 nationwide. Its spirits are distilled in small batches using custom-made Vendome copper pot stills from Kentucky.
The sugarcane for their rum is grown in Louisiana and made directly from the sugarcane juice (no byproducts). All the spices are grown and sourced whole, Mike and Cheri can be seen grinding the spices individually and then infusing each spice seperately into the distilled rum.
Spices include Cloves, Nutmeg, All Spice, Expresso Beans, Tahitian Vanilla Bean, and Cinnamon.
Highly recommended by F. Paul Pacult’s Quarterly Independent Guide to Spirits.
Signature Recipe: Hemingway Daiquiri-
2 oz. Far North Ålander Spiced Rum
½ oz. Simple Syrup
½ oz. Lime Juice
¼ oz. Grapefruit Juice
½ tsp. Luxardo Maraschino
Rum is a distilled alcoholic beverage made directly from sugarcane juice (Rhum) or made from sugarcane byproducts (Rum) such as molasses.