Minnesotans have always been a little… different.
We work hard to do things well and don’t talk much about ourselves. That might be why most people don’t know Minnesotans made some of the best Prohibition whiskey in America; coveted across the country and famed overseas.
In typical, trend-bucking fashion, Minnesotans didn’t start making whiskey until Prohibition. And our Prohibition story is one of good, outlaw monks and honorable farmers; not mobsters.
Minnesota immigrant farmers kept much of Europe in food during World War I. When the war ended in 1918, French and German farmers began growing their own food again. A good thing, for sure. But hard on Minnesota farmers who saw the market for their grain disappear overnight. Prices plummeted, plunging Minnesota farmers into poverty.
At Brother Justus Whiskey Co., we handcraft micro batches of single malt whiskeys, distilled from premium Minnesota malted barley, entirely on premises in our underground distillery in NE Minneapolis. No shortcuts. No outsourcing. Because that is how we believe great Minnesota whiskey is made. The reward for doing it right is a whiskey experience like no other.
You can find Brother Justus Single Malt Whiskey at our underground distillery, store and tasting room in Northeast Minneapolis, and at select off sale and on sale retailers in the MSP Metro and Greater Minnesota. See map and list below.
You can buy our whiskey directly at our distillery during Store Hours, or purchase our whiskey online for later pickup. You can also purchase merchandise for shipping from our online store.
Please use the Contact Us form if you have any questions about how to find and buy our whiskey, including how to “demand Justus” at your favorite local bar or liquor store
BLESSING OF THE STILL
SATURDAY, MARCH 14TH, 12-2PM
A monk from Brother Justus’s monastery will bless the still, our workers, and our community to
ensure a successful whiskey year. A set of barrels will also be blessed and released next year as a special St. Patrick’s Day Whiskey. We will pour samples of pure single malt and cocktails and end with a rousing toast to St. Patrick and whiskey written especially for the occasion!
451 Taft St NE, Mpls, Door 35 Follow the Monk to the Underground Distillery.
NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS • FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 12-4PM