Northern Latitudes Distillery in Lake Leelanau is known for their signature craft spirits and cocktails. Their newest mainstay product, Whaleback Spiced Rum, is being released on Wednesday, December 30. The pair behind the artisanal Northern Michigan drink is owners Mark and Mandy Moseler. To get in the spirit, we talked with Mark about the big release.
"Get hip to the next big thing in artisan beverages: craft spirits. From grain to bottle, these Northern Michigan micro-distillers conjure beverages that will make your transition to the spirit world an ultra-smooth affair."
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Michigan Meetings and Events Magazine article writes:
"Northern Latitudes Distillery boasts massive wood beams, black-ash bar tops and a 3,000-square-foot tasting room."
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Northern Michigan Distilleries: Owner/Distiller at Lake Leelanau's Northern Latitudes, Mark Moseler breaks down the basics of whiskey.
"During the Christmas break I did some exploring of our Northern Michigan backroads with friends. Checking out some of the “old and new” we have to offer our visitors and residents alike.
As we visited wineries, galleries, restaurants and more it struck me that despite the crazy weather outside all of these activities are weather-proof. One of the places we visited was Northern Latitudes Distillery, located in the middle of the Leelanau Peninsula on M-204 in the Village of Lake Leelanau."
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As Beth Milligan reports in the TICKER
"We knew we wanted to be in a tourist location, and we wanted to promote our tasting room first before expanding into distribution,” says Mark of Northern Latitudes Distillery, which began offering hand-crafted vodkas, whiskeys and limoncello liquors this summer in Lake Leelanau.
As described in MyNorth.com.
"Know it by the glowing pergola where the still pokes up through the roof, it’s copper, silver and brass tubing glistening and sparkling. Below, the Northern Latitudes tasting room bar is a sunny yellow pine. "