A SINGLE ESTATE RYE WHISKEY FROM THE NORDIC REACHES OF MINNESOTA
The exhilarating goal at Far North Spirits is to make Minnesota a leader in the production of rye grain and world-class rye whiskey. A true field-to-glass whiskey, Roknar is the soft-spoken freshman athlete already too good for the varsity.
Born of non-GMO AC Hazlet Winter Rye and Minnesota 13 Heirloom Corn planted and harvested by head distiller Michael Swanson, Roknar is milled, fermented and distilled in very small batches.
Aged one year in 10-gallon charred oak barrels, it marries aromas of brown sugar and cinnamon with milled grist, vanilla bean and freshly sawn oak. These scents are precisely restated as flavors on a butter-smooth palate, with additional notes of honey and balsa wood. Finishing with a hint of soft-baked pretzels, Roknar lingers cheerfully with a warming note of cayenne.
\\ Many thanks to Eirik Nilssen Bratli at HB Sound & Light, Inc. for producing the Roknar video. \\