Into the woods Dinner

Small-Batch Spirits

The Cocktail Room



At Norseman we don’t stop until we’re proud. It’s what fuels everything we do.  As an example, we’re on batch 37 of our bitter liqueur, constantly tweaking it in the search of improving the cocktail experience for our guests.

Norseman is different.  It’s Minneapolis’ first distillery since prohibition, we started in a basement, with equipment we built by hand, in 5 gallon batches. Extraordinarily, without outside investors or million dollar loans, it has blossomed into MN’s largest craft distillery, now producing in 5000 gallon batches.  Boasting Double Gold medals from around the country.

That success was no accident, it took hard work, determination, and above all a uncompromising stance on quality, value and innovation.  Over the past 4 years we’ve shared our experience and distilling knowledge with thousands of people though detailed and free tours and tastings; in fact our tours are so popular they are ranked #2 in food and drink things to do in MN on Trip Advisor.  We also offer hands-on cocktail laboratory classes taught by industry-leading professionals.  

We frequently collaborate with local chefs, artists and musicians to bring them into the space and pair their work with our beverage team’s offerings. We love our community and in fact, our strawberry Rhubarb Gin (MN’s Best Spirit 2016) is made with locally foraged ingredients supplied to us 100% by Norseman fans, from their backyards.

At Norseman we push to improve the vibrant cocktail scene in the Twin Cities and delight every guest that walks through our door or takes a chance on a bottle of our product in a store.  When you take true pride in what you do, you won’t compromise anything to ensure that the end product is the very best it can be. 

The Team

  • Scott Ervin

    Owner/ Master Distiller

  • Keith Mrotek

    Beverage Director


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Join the Norseman Bottling Crew!

Get together a group of 4-6 friends for a couple of hours of bottling at your local distillery, Norseman!  It’s fun, cathartic, hands on work that is strangely addicting.  Just sign up below and we’ll contact you to schedule your evening of bottling fun!