The Dampfwerk Distillery, owned by local residents and located in St. Louis Park, hosted a grand opening just before Thanksgiving, for its brand-new cocktail room. Spirit forward cocktails dressed to the nines? This sounds exactly like what you need after surviving the holidays. A lounge feel with comfortable seating and knowledgeable bartenders, a brandy flight will be sure to warm you up during January in Minnesota. Oftentimes, the founder and entire family behind The Dampfwerk Distillery are present, showcasing superior customer service by way of talking about the history of their German style distillate. If you’re in the mood for “foofy,” sugar-filled drinks, look elsewhere. This is a high-class destination that pays the utmost attention to detail. So, go ahead and treat yourself.
Contributed by Graham Luterbach, a liquor specialist with Edina Liquor