Spirits

Lake Wine & Spirits stocks the finest libations from around the world. Attention to detail in current trends, and focus on local tastes allow us to both introduce customers to their new favorite spirit – and stock the drink that you’ve been on the hunt for. Our knowledgeable purchasing team spends time researching, tasting and ordering – all in an effort to exceed your expectations of what a liquor store should be.

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Mezcal Mania!

Mezcal Mania!

Who would have guessed this unusual mesquite-smoked agave distillate from northern Mexico would become the darling of the craft spirit cadre!?  Incomparable flavors only slightly resembling a Single Malt Scotch crossed with a premium Tequila Blanco might be an answer. Viva La Revolution!

All Things Aquavit

All Things Aquavit

A Scandinavian, gin-like spirit that Minnesotans take seriously—and so do we! Loaded with lemon peel, coriander, cardamom, cumin and anise seed, we have a selection spanning the devoutly traditional recipes and the artisanal new wave.

Bombora Vodka

Bombora Vodka

Satisfy the wine-lover and martini connoisseur in the same breath with this Aussie vodka distilled five times from shiraz and chardonnay grapes.  Ciroc, you have just met your far less expensive match!

Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur

Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur

Tequila, Mezcal, and whiskey just found a new dancing partner!  Masterfully distilled in Puebla, Mexico this ancho chile spirit will delight the adventurous mixologist  with its smoky, slow-burn and distinctive flavor profile.

11 Wells Minnesota 13 Barrel Aged Whiskey

11 Wells Minnesota 13 Barrel Aged Whiskey

This Minnesota original proves that not all great American whiskey comes from Bourbon County!  Fashioned exclusively from open-pollinating heritage corn developed at the U of M in the 1880’s, this signature spirit is the brainchild of Bob McManus and Lee Egbert and gets distilled in extremely small batches at the old Hamm’s Brewery on St. Paul’s East Side.

Benromach Organic Scotch Whiskey

Benromach Organic Scotch Whiskey

A truly remarkable single malt from Speyside, this beauty is grain-to-glass and aged exclusively in new oak to accentuate the luscious honey, walnut, banana and peach notes that drink warmly and luxuriously. Although it doesn’t specify, the malts are all between 12 and 17 years of age.

Letherbee Vernal & Autumnal Gins

Letherbee Vernal & Autumnal Gins

In the gin calendar, seasons change, but the spirit flows year ‘round.  This boutique Chicago-based distillery makes a nod to equatorial variances with two distinctive bottlings. The vernal is snappy, botanical and in a made-up word, “spring-y”.  The Autumnal is deeper and darker-complected with root-like hues befitting of the season.

Local Craft Spirits

Local Craft Spirits

We’re wholehearted fans of the craft revolution, and our artisan spirits selections represent some of the best examples distilled from Minnesota, the Midwest and the greater U.S. Our vast selection includes vodkas, gins, whiskeys, bitters, unusual cordials and small-production liqueurs.

A World of Vermouth

A World of Vermouth

No longer simply bad wine with artificial flavors, vermouth is having its day in the sun with a slew of high-quality imports and fantastic craft examples. Improve a cocktail, or discover your next favorite aperitif within our collection.

Bitters n’ Shrubs & Cocktails, Oh My!

Bitters n’ Shrubs & Cocktails, Oh My!

Whether it’s a Sconny Old Fashioned or a classic Aviation or Negroni, or a brand new experiment, all cocktails get a big boost from quality ingredients like these! Come and shop our extensive and diverse collection of cocktail additions and bar supplies.

Amaro & Fernet

Amaro & Fernet

Everything old is new again when it comes to these singularly unique bitter liquors composed of roots, herbs, fruits, vegetables, and distinctive spices.

Grappa & Eau de Vie

Grappa & Eau de Vie

If these specialty un-oaked fruit and grape brandies are indeed the “water of life”, Lake Wine & Spirits will continue to nurture existence with our terrific selection of these hard-to-find delicacies of the fine spirits realm!