Monday, October 12, 2015


in Baraboo, WI
Here's another adventure while camping at Devil's Lake State Park.

Destination- Baraboo's newest distillery with a production tour and some lovely libations.

Oak and Smoke , Driftless Old Fashion Cocktails

The Driftless Glenn Distillery opened it's doors this year with a great restaurant and distillery located right along the Baraboo River.

This quaint oasis has some unusual drinks made exclusively from their own distilled spirits, fresh ingredients and their own label of  Oils and Vinegars.


We ordered two different drinks the Driftless Old Fashion and the Oak and Smoke.

Very unique flavors using the vinegars.


We purchased the black cherry balsamic which would also be great on salads. You get to taste all sorts of Renee's Oils and Vinegars and they have ideas and recipes to go with.


To accompany our cocktails we shared some appetizers. It's nice to find something other than batter fried cheese curds.

Copper Distillery

We had time to take a tour of the production house featuring a 44 foot tall pot still.  Then a view of the rick house where the barrels age.

Tall Pot Still

They are currently aging bourbon and rye, but their gin, vodka, brand and moonshine were all available for sampling at the end of our tour. Plus a souvenir glass.

Selfie, viewing the fermenting grains

Did you known Bourbon is uniquely American. All ingredients and processing is required in our country to be called bourbon.

rick house for aging barrels

We especially liked the Gin.

One is called WisconGin which incorporates locally grown ginger and ginseng for flavoring.

The one we purchased was the Navy Strength Gin that has a real juniper blast at 114 proof. This bottle we will put aside for a special occasion. A real sipping gin.

1 comment:

  1. I had no idea that was in Baraboo....that town has so many fun little things to explore.