Wheaton Barley Vodka is a certified organic small batch vodka, made from locally-sourced wheat and barley. It is triple-distilled in a 6-plate copper still before being filtered through coconut husk and birch charcoal.
Wheaton Barley vodka is named after a Northfield hero Charles Augustus Wheaton.
Before moving to Northfield, Charles Augustus Wheaton was a strong supporter of women’s rights and maintained his house as a stop on the Underground Railroad in New York State.
In 1860, he moved to Northfield and rescued John North from financial ruin by purchasing his mill on the Cannon River. The mill produced nationally award-winning flour, and eventually changed its name to Ames Mill. He donated his house and 10 acres of land to the town’s first establishment of higher education, Northfield College, which would later become Carleton College.
Let’s raise a glass of “Wheaton Barley” vodka to honor the heroes at the heart of every small town who give selflessly to help their communities!