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New distillery now open in River Falls

December 6, 2021

The highly-anticipated wait to experience Tattersall Distilling’s new multifaceted destination distillery is over.

The critically-acclaimed distillery based out of Minneapolis now also inhabits 1777 Paulson Road River Falls, and they finally opened the doors of their 75k square foot facility to the public on December 1.

Equipped with several unique spaces both indoors and outdoors, the new expansive location can entertain the occasions of a wide range of guests and party sizes. The facility houses a restaurant, a spacious banquet hall, and several bars servicing the various spaces, like the two watering holes adjoining an amphitheater that is just as capable of holding 1,200 concert goers as it is providing a stage for a newlywed couple’s band.

Grabbing a cocktail from Tattersall’s drink menu, which advertises several aptly-named concoctions for a River Falls distillery, such as the Kinni 75, one of their signature vodka cocktails, is an easy task considering the number of bars present in the distillery. Their restaurant features modern American cuisine, some of which is even crafted with their own spirits.

Not sure what drink to try? Have no fear, Tattersall has a tasting bar where one can hone in on a something to pair with the pasta verde topped with a parmesan cream sauce or the sausage and wild mushroom pizza. The destination distillery demonstrates a clear passion for their industry and they actively encourage guests to cultivate an interest in the distilling business and its products. A prime example of this passion is displayed through the usage of their private events classroom. The classes, which are naturally staged behind a bar, teach participants how to recreate Tattersall’s cocktails and is observable through two different perspectives: one’s own and the TVs showing an aerial view from cameras positioned directly above the instructor's workspace.

Don't sweat it if you do not have the time to learn Tattersall’s recipes and techniques, yet want to sip their cocktails from your own rocks or martini glass, as they sell bottles of their signature spirits and cocktails in their sizable retail shop. Besides providing the means to enjoy their products from the comforts of home, Tattersall showcases their industry to customers by way of a self-guided tour that highlights the production side of their facility while leading participants alongside windows viewing into the stages of the distilling process, like the bottling line, or the mill room where local grains are used.

Be it items on their menus and retail shelves (ex. Trout Dip, Lift Bridge and Swinging Bridge taps, the aforementioned Kinni 75), homegrown ingredients used in their cooking and distilling process, or the bike racks available for riders of the Whitetail Ridge Mountain Bike Trail, much of the makeup for Tattersall’s new home draws inspiration from its city. The interior design of the building impresses a “rickhouse” feel reminiscent of the Minneapolis location through its interior design comprised by brick, aged barn wood, black ceilings and beautiful crystal chandeliers.

For Tattersall, sustainability is the name of the game and it is embodied in everything they practice. On the rooftop lies a 405kW solar array, the largest solar array of any distillery in the nation. A water reclamation system recycles and repurposes production water for future distillations. Excess spent grain feeds the cattle and bison raised on a farm in Elko, MN, eventually becoming the meat used in their restaurant. They even grow their own greens and herbs hydroponically on-site.

Along with their exciting, innovative, and familiar amenities, Tattersall’s commitment to sustainability makes the distillery a perfect addition to the city of River Falls.  The business is already working to become integrated into the community by aligning with Renewable River Falls, a city campaign that encourages residents and businesses to transition towards 100% renewable energy. They will also be hosting a winter market Dec. 11-12,  which will bring in local artisans and vendors.

“We couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the River Falls community," said 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 next logical 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.”

Open Wed-Sun, Tattersall is now taking reservations for parties of 8 or less people online at their website, which also has instructions on how to make larger, more specific reservations and requests. Anyone looking to stay tuned with upcoming events and new products and recipes can sign up for the Tattersall Newsletter online as well.

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