How many times distilled is your favorite spirit? How many times does a spirit need to be distilled? The answer to these questions depends on the spirits. Our vodka is 7 times distilled. We “strip” all the alcohol on the initial distillation of our vodka and collect it. Distillation is a process of heating alcohol until it becomes a vapor and then condensing that vapor. The stripping run of distillation is the run where we are collecting the alcohol from the fermented mash. No cuts are made during this run. Our only goal is to remove … [Read more...] about Times Distilled = Quality?
Hand Crafted in Harmony
Harmony Spirits is a winner in the 2020 USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest for Best New Craft Distillery. The distillery was nominated as one of 20 new distilleries nationwide and received fifth place in the contest after an outpouring of voter support throughout the country. “We are humbled and honored to win a national award,” says Jim Simpson, Harmony Spirits owner. “The supporters of our business are phenomenal and we are grateful that we can deliver them a high-quality product.” Harmony Spirits produces a wide … [Read more...] about Harmony Spirits Wins National Award
The core answer to this question for us is as follows; “A Craft Distiller is a person creating unique spirits that a consumer would not find offered by one of the big, multi-national purveyors of distilled spirits.” The issue for any conscientious consumer is that no absolute definition for “craft” spirits has been widely accepted. The American Distilling Institute identifies the mandatory components to receive its craft spirit certification. The spirit must be run through a still by a certified craft producer. Less than 25% of the … [Read more...] about What does it mean to be a “craft” distiller?
Most visitors that stop in our tasting room have a “tour” planned when they stop in. Did you know that Southeast Minnesota is home to a large variety of Craft and Farm to Table establishments? If you are heading north or south on highway 52 you can visit a number of these wonderful places and find something that will interest everyone in your group. Starting in Chatfield, MN you can visit Paw Print Brewery and sample some of their amazing craft brews. If you are hungry you can step right across the street to the west and visit JAC’s Bar and … [Read more...] about How do you “Tour”?
Our water in Harmony, Minn., comes from three wells ranging from 704 to 1222 feet deep, that draw water from the Prairie Du Chien-Jordan and Prairie du Chien-Wonewoc aquifers. The Prairie du Chien-Jordan aquifer and the Prairie du Chien-Wonewoc aquifer are part of a sequence of sedimentary bedrock units in southeast Minnesota. The Jordan Sandstone is a white to yellow, fine- to coarse-grained sandstone. The Prairie du Chien Group comprises two dolomitic formations that are vuggy and fractured and interbedded with thin layers of shale. Karst … [Read more...] about The Water