City Pages – “Loon Liquors releases Loonshine, an organic white whiskey”


“Loon Liquors releases Loonshine, an organic white whiskey”

by the Minneapolis City Pages

The micro-distillery spirits seem to be flooding out of local stills. Coming from southern Minnesota, Northfield’s Loon Liquors recently released its first product “Loonshine.”

The spirit is un-aged or white whiskey that has a sort of whiskey/rum/tequila finish and works well in many different cocktails. Hot Dish spoke with owners Mark Schiller and Simeon Rossi to get their recommendations for summertime sippin’.

Rossi’s favorite Loonshine cocktail is a whiskey ginger with a bit of fresh muddled ginger. “The earthiness of our whiskey pairs really well with that pop of fresh ginger,” he says. Schiller explains that the spirit is light, but plays out very fully on the palate, making it a good fit for classics like Old Fashioneds and Manhattans but also for more unexpected pairings.

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