Tattersall Distilling, the award-winning Twin Cities craft
distillery, announced the launch of a straight single malt whiskey made in collaboration with
Chef Justin Sutherland. Sutherland is best known for competing on Bravo’s Top Chef Season
16 , as well as his roles as Culinary Consultant for Allianz Field and as Managing Partner of
Madison Restaurant Group. This marks the first spirit in Tattersall’s “Signature Series”
collection, which features collaborations between the distillery and notable artists and artisans.
An avid whiskey enthusiast, Sutherland wanted to create a locally made spirit that he could
enjoy, and share with fellow whiskey enthusiasts, as well as serve at his restaurants. Working
with Tattersall head distiller, Bentley Gilman, and founder, Jon Kreidler, the three selected a
blend of three different straight, single malt whiskeys, distilled and aged for over two years in
Minnesota white oak barrels. The individual single malts consisted of mesquite-smoked (60%),
applewood-smoked (30%) and chocolate-malted (10%) straight barley whiskeys. The mash bill
for the individual whiskeys consists of ~90% malted barley and ~10% smoked malt. Blended to
Sutherland’s specifications, the whiskey is a 110 proof single malt with sweet notes from the
apple, a dry, smokey earthiness from the mesquite, reminiscent of classic BBQ and finished with
chocolate undertones that really round out the spirit.
“It is a thrill to have worked with the Tattersall team to create such an amazing whiskey,” said
Sutherland. “I can’t wait to toast and share drinks of my whiskey with friends, fellow whiskey
enthusiasts and guests in my restaurants.”
The limited edition whiskey will be available at several of Sutherland’s restaurants; Handsome
Hog, Ox-Cart Arcade + Rooftop, Public Kitchen + Bar, The Fitz, Gray Duck Tavern, Fire &
Whiskey, and Pearl & the Thief , opening in downtown Minneapolis later this summer. Priced at
$49.99 in a 750ml bottle, it will also be stocked at select liquor stores including France-44 and
Lowertown Liquors, and will be available to ship nation-wide via France44.com.
First unveiled at the Aspen Food & Wine Festival last week, Sutherland’s Signature Series
Whiskey will be released during a celebration at Tattersall Distilling on Tuesday, June 25th.
About Tattersall Distilling:
Founded just under four years ago, Tattersall’s portfolio has grown to more than 30 all-natural
spirits and liqueurs available in 21 states. Products are always made from the best ingredients
available, which are locally sourced whenever possible. As such, Tattersall has gained national
recognition with top honors at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, American Craft
Spirits Association Awards, American Distilling Institute Awards and more.
About Justin Sutherland:
Chef Justin Sutherland is a managing partner of the Madison Restaurant Group in Saint Paul,
MN. He currently oversees culinary operations for seven restaurants and his food truck.
Additionally, he is the culinary consultant for the newly constructed Allianz Field soccer stadium.
Sutherland built his reputation for excellence at The Handsome Hog in Lowertown, Saint Paul.
After a win on “ Iron Chef America, ” he was called to compete on “ Bravo’s Top Chef Season 16. ”
Sutherland still resides in his hometown of Saint Paul, where he developed his passion for
cooking at a young age.