Copperwing Distillery is the story of three friends who came from the fields of law, engineering, and medicine.
In 2014, they speculated about what it would take to open their own micro-distillery over cocktails. A short while later, Chris recruited Kyle, a former colleague and home brew hobbyist, to join the endeavor, and Copperwing Distillery was born.
Research ensued. The guys found a warehouse in St. Louis Park. They set out to pursue licenses, design the distillery, and develop recipes all the while holding day jobs and fulfilling family responsibilities.
The original goal was to make great spirits for distribution, but their sights had shifted to something bigger. Focus shifted to St. Louis Park's first cocktail room. Working closely with the Mayor and City Council, they got zoning and license approval to start construction.
Soon thereafter, Kyle resigned from his day job to take on the distillery full-time. As of today, the cocktail room is open, Copperwing's spirits are on store shelves throughout Minnesota, and Copperwing Distillery is ready to welcome you. We hope you will become a part of our story.