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Available in Minnesota exclusively at Kowalski’s Markets. Limited availability in New York.


Meticulously milled, fermented and distilled, this limited release Sauternes cask finish of our Roknar Minnesota rye mash bill is only available November through December in most markets.

Each batch is proofed upon bottling. 

Every bottled is numbered by hand.

Aged for 16 months in 15-gallon charred oak barrels and finished in Sauternes wine casks.

Sauternes is a sweet and complex white wine from the Bordeaux region of France. Sauternes casks are extremely rare. Prized by nobility, Sauternes gets it complexity from sauvignon blanc and Semillon grapes, many of which have botrytized, meaning they have been “infected” by a fungus called “noble rot”. The effect is delicious. As the grapes dry, an incredible concentration of aromas and flavors emerges…a superb cask for finishing rye whiskey.

TASTING NOTES | A nose of brown sugar, orange peel and a hint of freshly sawn oak transitions to a palette of dried currants, almonds and vanilla. The finish lingers with baking spices.



2 oz Roknar
1-2 bartender’s spoon simple syrup
3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
lemon peel garnish
Absinthe spritz

Spritz rocks glass with absinthe. In separate mixing glass, add ice and ingredients.
Stir 40 rotations. Strain into rocks glass. Garnish with lemon peel.

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