History of WI Distillery Industry

Wisconsin has a fascinating history of liquor production. The 182-year-old industry was virtually wiped out by prohibition but resurrected in the early 2000’s. Learn about Milwaukee’s first “Scotch” distillery in the 1840’s and a post-civil war controversy involving WI whiskey distillers that threatened to take down a sitting president. We will also discuss the challenges faced when starting and operating a small distillery in modern times.

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