Civilized Spirits

Just like the name implies, Civilized is a line of fine spirits with the manners and aplomb to suavely complement any attire or mixed drink. In return for their smooth ways, you’ll undoubtedly send compliments their way. It’s this reciprocity that ensures that you stand out from the crowd whenever you stand up to fill your glass

 

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Vodka

Percent Alcohol: 40  Proof: 80

Civilized Vodka descended from wine borne of northern Michigan riesling vines from our vineyards located on Old Mission Peninsula, This vodka graciously hints at the ingredients with a bouquet of grape and a clean finish.

 

Distilled in the ways of the North Woods, every bottle of Civilized Vodka has the social graces to complement and enhance the flavors of any cocktail or confidently stand alone.

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Sakura

Percent Alcohol: 40  Proof: 80

Civilized Sakura distilled in the ways of the great north and inspired by a world of cherries, we created Sakura.

 

Mike Hall hand crafts vodka from cherries on our custom-built still. With each level of distillation the purest spirit rains through the five plates and 20 caps and trays of the still. The distillation of cherries is expensive, but it produces a character that is unmatched. The distilled cherries and natural cherry flavor renders it delightfully smooth, with a cherry nose and distinct sweetness. This cherry flavored vodka is perfect for sipping or mixing!

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White Dog Whiskey

Percent Alcohol: 40  Proof: 80

Civilized White Dog Whiskey unoaked and distilled from wheat to impact a clean, crisp,sweet finishing whiskey.

 

Mike Hall hand selects the perfect wheat and draws pure, pH-neutral water from our well, creating the foundation for our White Dog Whiskey with its faint sweetness and uncommon smoothness.

 

White Dog Whiskey is distilled from wheat to impact a clean, crisp, sweet finishing whiskey. You’ll find no need to search for nuances that may not be there. All you’ll get is the truth - a refined, micro-batch whiskey of the highest, uncompromising quality.

 

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Gin

Percent Alcohol: 40  Proof: 80

Mike Hall works with local farmers to hand select the purest and highest-quality juniper for his closely guarded gin recipe.

 

With each level of distillation the purest spirit rains through the five plates and 20 caps and trays of the still. The distilled grain and perfectly selected juniper produces a classic “London Dry” style of gin that is light bodied and great for mixing, infusing or straight out of a Mason jar.

 

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Rum

Percent Alcohol: 40  Proof: 80

 

Civilized Rum was created with midwestern resolve. We rolled up our sleeves and perfected our recipe while surrounded by towering birch and Petoskey Stone shoreline.

 

Unspoilt by flavoring adjuncts of anykind, Civilized Rum gains its taste from sugarcane, the purest fresh water from Lake Michigan, and the oak barrels where it is aged. It’s like no other rum in the world. The result is a clean elixir whose subtle, sweet and warming nuances are exposed with every hearty swig.

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Whisky

Percent Alcohol: 40  Proof: 80

 

This whiskey doesn’t belong on a shelf in a dusty saloon. This whiskey isn’t best served out of a mason jar. This whiskey follows the simple etiquette of the North — never be harsh or subtle.

 

The closest Civilized Whiskey gets to firewater is the sun setting Grand Traverse Bay ablaze. Locally grown rye and pure, pH-neutral water drawn from our own well lay the foundation for a spirit of uncommon smoothness. White oak barrels cellared in our own hi-tech, climate-controlled storage facility impart straight-forward tastes of toffee, dark, dried fruit and leather.

 

Enjoy it in its native environment, under the blue sky and rustling pines, in a tumbler or high-ball. You’ll find no need to search for nuances that may or may not be there. All you’ll get is the truth — a refined, micro-batch whiskey of the highest, uncompromising quality.

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Single Malt

Percent Alcohol: 40  Proof: 80

Civilized Single Malt Whiskey is a salute to the Celtic tradition of fine single malt scotch. We hope our ancestors are proud!

 

Mike Hall collaborates with other distillation professionals to select the malting barley and create Civilized Single Malt Whiskey. The barley is spread, soaked with water and germination takes place. Then the  barley is moved to a kiln where the smoke from the fire stops the germination and flavors the barley to Civilized exacting specifications. This barley is ground in the Grist Mill before being soaked in the Mashhouse where the solids are removed and shipped to local farmers. The remaining wort is cooled and then distilled before being filled into barrels for storage. Each barrel is numbered and stored in a warehouse of maturation. Civilized Single Malt spends a minimum of three years in the wood before it’s ready!