The Intersection of
Craft & Science
Where Flavor is Distilled & Bottled.
At Skeptic Distillery, we combine the science of low pressure, cold distillation with a culinary approach to flavor, producing clean and vibrant spirits that taste as fresh as the day our ingredients were picked from the earth.
Distilling Fresh Flavor
As one of only a few distilleries in the world applying cold distillation techniques to spirits, we seek to create flavor experiences that evoke emotions and memories. Every decision is inspired by our mission, which is to provide the highest quality spirits that connect with people in unexpected ways.
Please take a journey through our catalog of current and future products to learn more about us and our unique approach to spirits. Or click the button below to learn more about how we started on our distilling odyssey.
Distilled & Bottled
Each of our unique spirits is distilled under near-zero pressure at cold temperatures, devoid of oxygen. This process preserves flavors and aromas that would be otherwise destroyed. Cold distillation also carries over a natural sweetness of midwestern corn and a clean, smooth and complex taste.
SIP Awards Double Gold 2021
GinQuila is inspired by the vibrant flavors of Latin America and the cantarito cocktail. Fresh grapefruit, orange, lemon and lime zests, papaya, chipotle and arbol peppers, thyme, cinnamon and a bit of juniper are all infused for a week in our corn spirit base, redistilled at cold temperatures, then rested in former tequila barrels for several months.
Top 100 Spirits in the World
(Wine Enthusiast 2019)
Gin of The Year 2018
Best In Show 2018
Skeptic Gin is a blend of fresh ingredients infused in our corn spirit base for over a week, including fresh mango, pear, gooseberries, orange and grapefruit zest, juniper berries, coriander, green cardamom and hibiscus flower. Cold distillation brings the brightness of all these ingredients into the final contemporary gin we call Skeptic Gin No. 1.
SIP Awards Double Gold 2019
Vodka of the Year 2018
Our vodka has won more awards than we can recall. Naturally gluten free with no additives, it still retains a natural sweetness of the Midwestern corn from which it is made because of the cold distillation process. One of the smoothest and cleanest tasting corn vodkas you will ever try.
- Fri, Jul 08InterContinental Hotel Magnificent MileJul 08, 5:00 PM CDT – Sep 16, 7:00 PM CDTInterContinental Hotel Magnificent Mile, 505 N. Michigan Ave Chicago, Illinois 60611Join us every Thursday for live jazz in our beautiful hotel lobby. Travel back in time to the 1920s as you sip your favorite beverage from our bathtub gin bar and sway to live jazz from our guest musical host.
- Tue, May 03Libation Project Firehouse OfficeMay 03, 1:00 PM – May 04, 8:00 PMLibation Project Firehouse Office, 926 Hampden Ave W, St. Paul 55114Founder of Skeptic Distillery, Karl Loepke, will be visiting Minneapolis/St. Paul with our distributor, Libation Project, to participate in an industry tasting event on Tuesday and May the 4th event on Wednesday.