Who makes it? Proof Artisan Distillers
Mash Bill: ? (not disclosed)
This was our second mail call and Joel Kath from Proof Artisan distillers sent us not one but three bottles from their distillery in true North Dakotan fashion(according to Erik). So we were up for the challenge and reviewed all three. Kris said that the Crooked Furrow smelled of sweet apples while Erik was more of a buttered popcorn on the nose. For the finish, was smooth and we both agreed that an ice cube is not needed. Then on to Harvest Blend which we both agreed was good but not as good as Crooked Furrow and that there was a flat spot on the finish. Glen Fargo was Kris’s favorite being a single malt and America’s scotch like whiskey.
Kris gave Crooked Furrow 7.5, Harvest Blend 6.0, Glen Fargo 8.0
Erik gave it Crooked Furrow 8.2, Harvest Blend 7.5, Glen Fargo 8.0
How much: for the Glen Fargo about $75, the Crooked furrow about $45, and Harvest Blend ?
The distillery resides in a 1920’s municipal building complete with Judge’s chambers where the tasting room is. For their tasting room, the “minions” salvaged a bar from the Down in Under Pub in Grand Forks, North Dakota that was about to be torn down. The pub has been around since 1892!
Proof is also the first legal distillery in North Dakota since prohibition.