Central Standard Craft Distillery Announces Mid-Summer Grand Opening Date of its Downtown Milw. Experience & Unveils Interior Renderings of the New Space
Project Originally Delayed by COVID-19, Now Scheduled for a July 22 Grand Opening
In a cue that life is beginning to return to normal, Central Standard Craft Distillery Co-Founders Evan Hughes and Pat McQuillan have announced a Thursday, July 22 grand opening of their downtown Milwaukee distillery experience located at 320 E. Clybourn St.
Once renovated, the formerly vacant three-story, 11,700-square-foot building will be transformed through a multi-million-dollar project into the distillery’s new home, complete with a tasting room, tour operation, restaurant, roof-top patio and private-events space. The building will also feature third-floor loft-office space for future tenants.
“We’re unveiling our interior designs today and we’ve already booked our first corporate event and wedding,” Hughes said. “Please mark July 22 on your calendar and plan to join us as we raise a glass to everything in Milwaukee becoming a bit closer to normal.”
Primary design elements – including exposed cream-city brick and wood columns, beams and joists – will celebrate the existing character of the building, which was originally constructed in 1874. In addition, the renovated space will house a 100-gallon pot still, that will produce the spirits served and sold on site.
“We can’t thank our financial, architectural and construction partners – HGA Architect and Engineers, Gardner Builders, JLL and PyraMax Bank – enough,” McQuillan added. “ They have over delivered for us, especially in the face of COVID.”
About Central Standard Craft Distillery
Central Standard Craft Distillery, a small batch, craft distillery in Milwaukee, handcrafts award-winning, bourbon, whiskey and vodka from locally sourced ingredients. The distillery recently launched Red Cabin, a bourbon finished in Cabernet wine barrels. The new spirit joined the Central Standard’s portfolio of premium spirits, including Door County Cherry Vodka and North Wisconsin Brandy*.
* You must 21-years of age or older and a fan of great craft cocktails to enjoy our spirits. Please drink responsibly.