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45th Parallel Spirits

1570 Madison Avenue, New Richmond, WI 54017
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in New Richmond
Type: Breweries
Most recent review
- Jul 15, 2014
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Hudson, WI
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband & I did a tour and tasting here recently - we were very impressed with the informative tour, the focus on using local ingredients, the knowledge of the staff AND the generosity with the tasting. Talk about fun, and so interesting to compare different hard liquors, side by side. The aquavits are creative & tasty. Parallel 45 vodka... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

So interesting to learn about a distillery and the staff were very friendly. But the star of the visit is definitely the tasting!!! Only $5 for the tour and tasting, best deal in town. We went here for "cocktail hour" before dinner at nearby restaurant.

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The tour was about 45 minutes long, lots of interesting facts and some ability to see close up how they distill spirits here. The owner led the tour and was engaging, interesting and really helped us understand a ton about the history and process. A big highlight was seeing the process firsthand - peeking right into the gear. The tasting... More

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Menomonie, WI
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is a small distillery in Western WI. Nothing is wasted in production, everything is used local and returned local. Absolutely love the limoncello! They also have infused vodkas that are excellent with Bloody Marys. Will be going back to re-stock!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Great tour and tasting! Guide was very passionate and enthusiastic about not only whiskey, but the whole process.

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eau claire
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Four of us were looking for something interesting to do on a cold Saturday. Had thought of touring 45th Parallel for some time and finally did it. We learned a lot from a tour guide who has lived the distillation business and was willing to answer questions honestly and with a sense of humor.

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Wisconsin, USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Had a great time over the weekend at the 45th Parallel Distillery! The tour lasted ~ 45 minutes (and cost $5 per person). The tour guide was very informative - giving not only the history of the company, but also how their spirits are produced ("from grain to glass.") The best part was the tasting at the end, from their... More

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Hutchinson, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Who would ever figure there would be a facility like this in such an area? Wonderful tour and learned so much about the distillation process. And afterwards they don't skip at all on the tastings. Let's just say life was good walking out of there.

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Roberts, Wisconsin
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Start-up distillery was very impressive! Thorough tour and explanation of entire distilling process. Up close and personal views of equipment and start to finish visuals of entire operation. Fun tasting room bar area to conclude the tour. Worth the value. Check out unique Aquavit liquor flavors! Cheers.

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Eagan, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

My wife and I really enjoyed our recent tour and tasting at 45th Parallel. Our tour guide, Tom, was very personable and knowledgeable. He clearly exuded passion for his job and the high quality products they produce. The informal tour lasted about 45 minutes with lots of time for Q&A and small samples of spirits at various stages of development.... More

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